Free Summer Meals
There are hundreds of locations across Minnesota, including schools, parks, and rec centers, that are offering complementary and nutritious snacks and meals to all children and teens 18 years old and younger!
Food received must be eaten on site. Note that menus and activities offered (if any) vary by location.
For students at participating high schools, be sure to pick up your Summer Student Pass, available from Metro Transit. The Summer Student Pass allows your unlimited rides on buses and trains June 1 through September 3 for just $29. Click here for more info and a list of eligible high schools.
Questions about how free summer meals work?
There are a few tools to help you find free meals near you. Note that information shared will change as sites open and close throughout the summer, so be sure to check back often!
- Text "Food" to 877-877: you will receive a prompt for your address, and it will then share the three closest sites with times of service.
- Call 1-866-3-hungry to find nearby meal sites.
- Online USDA Meal Mapper: New sites will be added to the map as they are established, please check back often for updated information.
- Smartphone app: download the Summer Eats Minnesota app to find meal sites based on your phone's location.
These summer meals are served under the USDA "Summer Food Service Program," to help ensure that our children are fed during the out-of-school summer months. For current and prospective sites and sponsors looking to start or expand summer food program meal site, please refer to our SFSP webpage.