Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
During the school year, over 312,000 Minnesota children are eligible for 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.
Looking for a free meal near you?
Use the Summer Meal Map to find a free meal site near you, or call or text 612.516.3663 for locations!
Interested in starting or expanding an SFSP?
Becoming a sponsor of the Summer Food Service Program allows you to make a difference in your community and provide free meals to kids.
SFSP sponsor grants
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 2015 grant application is now closed, please check back in spring 2016 for summer 2016 funding opportunities. With questions on the grant application or process, contact Child Hunger staff at 651.403.6060.
Second Harvest Heartland has outreach materials available for distribution in order to increase the participation at meal sites in your community. Outreach materials do not have year specific information and can be distributed multiple summers. To request or see outreach materials available, click on the link below.
Second Harvest Heartland has an 11″x17″ poster available for download. (Note: Download the pdf file to the computer and print poster from file source in order to print in the correct size and dimensions.)
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