Finding Summer Meals
May 26, 2015
Summer is here! Kids look forward to a long break from school. But kids also need good food so they can play and grow over vacation. For families relying on school breakfast and lunch programs, there’s help to make sure kids get the food they need to stay healthy.
The Summer Food Service Program provides free, healthy meals for children during the summer. Last summer, Minnesota programs served almost 2.4 million meals to children ages 18 and under. This helps families stretch budgets. It also helps children be ready for the start of the school year.
Want to find a summer food location? Search online at Summer Food Rocks.
You can also call:
800-543-7709 (Greater Minnesota)
You can also call the National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-Hungry or 1-877-8-HAMBRE. It’s a free call, available in both English and Spanish. The line is open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is also open Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Children can receive free or low-cost meals if they meet the current income guidelines. Children who participate in programs like Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families can get free meals. Children who are migrant, runaway, or homeless can also get free meals.