Kids Should Only Be Hungry to Learn
Free Meals for Kids
Mobile App to Access Meals during School and Site Closures
As public schools and community meal sites are closed, free nutritious school meals for kids 18 and under are only a click away. Starting immediately, the Free Meals for Kids mobile app will help families and kids in need find and access free meals at nearly 400 schools and other sites across Minnesota.
The app is powered by GPS and shows locations of schools and other sites that are providing meals and meal packs with days and hours of distribution. It also shows the distance and directions to the nearest site. Kids up to age 18 can show up without prior signup for free meals.
Most of the schools and community sites are located in areas where at least half of the children are eligible for free and/or reduced price school meals. There are also many communities working to support smaller populations of hungry kids. On-site staff will ensure social distancing and keep children six feet apart as much as possible. Press Release
The App is free at the Apple App Store and the Google Play store. It lists schools and other sites across Minnesota that serve free meals. The listing will be updated daily.
Free Nutritious School Meals For Kids 18 And Under. Download pdf for viewing and printing
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They miss a meal every other day. Hunger Impact Partners’ initiatives drive participation in high-potential, underutilized federal child nutrition programs. We support and leverage a powerful network of statewide and community partners. We focus on healthy food from birth to 5, child care center meals, school breakfast, after-school meals and free summer meals. With our leadership and partners, we close the meal gap for hungry Minnesota kids.
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