Most schools are out for the summer and kids are excited to have a little extra free time to play. But for some families—whether because of cost or inaccessible grocery stores—summertime can mean added stress to make sure kids get healthy, nutritional meals during the day.
The Twin Cities metro area has many resources to help kids and their families this summer.
Free meal resources
Every Meal focuses on the food gaps when children aren’t able to receive free and reduced meal programs. We provide weekend and other food gap programs serving children across 500 locations and counting. Find out more about their summer meal programs for any child, family or individual who needs it.
Second Harvest Heartland
Second Harvest Heartland’s Summer Food Service Program provides free, nutritious meals to kids and teens under age 18. They have a mapping tool to help you find locations and transit maps for Ramsey and Hennepin counties to make getting there easier.