ROSEVILLE, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Education announced they will work with the United States Department of Agriculture to provide meals and snacks at almost 1,000 meal sites across the state this summer.
The program is meant to aid families who depend on school meals to nourish their children during the school year.
The program hopes to help close the nutrition gap.
Find summer meal sites near you by using these resources:
- Download the free Summer Eats Minnesota app in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store or visit the Summer Eats MN website. This mobile app shows Minnesota kids where they can find no-cost meals this summer.
- Visit the Summer Meal Site Locator tool released by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.
- Call the 2-1-1 Hotline, or, from your mobile phone in the Twin Cities metro area, call 651-291-0211. In greater Minnesota, call 1-800-543-7709, or TTY at 651-291-8440.
- Call the Minnesota Food HelpLine at 1-888-711-1151 or visit the Hunger Solutions website and fill out a form reporting your food needs. The HelpLine hours are Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Text "food" to 877-877.
- View the SFSP Participation Report to find a list of all Summer Food sites.
- To learn more, please visit the Summer Food Service Program website or contact MDE Food and Nutrition Services (firstname.lastname@example.org), or call at 651-582-8526 or 1-800-366-8922 (toll-free).