Summer Meals Initiative Open
Please click here to download the application form.
(For information relating to our Summer Eats summer foods program, please visit our dedicated website here.)
Federal nutrition programs provide children from low-income families free, nutritious meals to help them learn, play and grow in the summer when they are out of school. There are three child nutrition summer feeding offerings: Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), the Seamless Summer Option, and schools that operate year-round can continue to provide meals through the National School Lunch Program/School Breakfast Program (NSLP/SBP).
The summer meals programs are an important link in maintaining the health and well-being of Minnesota’s food insecure children. Lack of nutrition during the summer months may set up a cycle for poor academic performance once school begins.