During the school year, approximately 303,000 Minnesota children receive free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs. However, when the school year ends for the summer, these children may not have access to the nutritious meals they need.
The Summer Food Service Program provides free meals to children 18 and under to fill this gap.
Finding free summer meals for kids is easy! Meals served at the sites published on our Summer Meal Map are open to all children during their meal service times and dates and are completely free to kids under 18. Use the Summer Meal Map to find free meal site near you, or call or text 612.516.3663 for locations!
Interested in learning more information about who can eat at meal sites (kids!), what they need to bring (nothing!), or what the requirements are (none!)? Click here for answers to your FAQs about SFSP meal sites!
Para información sobre las comidas de verano para niños, visite el sitio de internet http://summerlunchmap.2harvest.org/, llame al 612.516.3663, o envíe un mensaje de texto con la dirección de su hohar al 612.516.3663.
Wixii akhbaar la xiriirta cuduntada lacag la'aanta ah ee caruurta loogu talagalay ee dugsiyada xiliga xagaaga waxaad ka eegtaa http://summerlunchmap.2harvest.org/, ama soo wac 612.516.3663, ama cinwaanka aad ku nooshahay fariin ahaan ugu soo dir lambarkaan 612.516.3663.
Yog xav paub txog kev noj mov dawb thaum lub caij ntuj so rau cov me nyuam, mus saib rau ntawm http://summerlunchmap.2harvest.org/, hu 612.516.3663, los sis sau koj qhov chaw nyob hauv xov tooj xa mus rau 612.516.3663.
Becoming a sponsor of the Summer Food Service Program allows you to make a difference in your community and provide free meals to kids. In Minnesota you can learn more about becoming a sponsor by visiting the Minnesota Department of Education SFSP website or by calling Jenny Butcher, SFSP Coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Education at 800.366.8922. For more information on becoming a SFSP sponsor in Wisconsin please contact Amy Kolano, SFSP Coordinator with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction at 608.266.7124.
Thanks to our partners and supporters, Second Harvest Heartland is thrilled to be able to offer grant funding to new and experienced SFSP sponsors. Although Second Harvest Heartland’s 2013 grant application is now closed, click here to find out more about past grant requirements and check back in spring 2014 for summer 2014 funding opportunities. With questions on the grant application or process, contact Child Hunger staff at 651.403.6060.
Additional grant opportunities may exist through the Silent Hunger Grant Program. For more information on eligibility and application information please visit gotbreakfast.org.
If you are looking for resources such as outreach materials and fact sheets to help increase the participation at your meal sites click here for brochures, tool kits, resources and information.