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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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Conservatively 1 in 3 children are living in poverty.

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.

We increase access to nutritious food for Minnesota children who are struggling with food insecurity.

We drive systemic and sustainable growth in targeted meal programs to reach all eligible kids.

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News Updates

New England Journal of Medicine on feeding low-income kids.

Restaurants help provide meals for those in need.

Fox9 News: School districts announce meal distribution plans.

From StarTribune: High school students fill gap in coverage through community-driven newspaper. (pdf)

Watch the documentary Love Them First by Lindsay Seavert of Kare11. It’s a transparent account of the challenges our children face and how one school is making a difference in their lives.

Love Them First Video

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Kids of Color Often Shut Out of High-Quality State Preschool. New report.

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