During the school year, more than 307,000 Minnesota children receive free or reduced-price school meals. But when summer arrives, only 17 percent of these kids continue to access meal programs*. That means that more than 250,000 kids are missing meals and not receiving the nutrition they need during the summer months.
You can provide lunch for a child throughout the summer for just $25.
If you are looking for food assistance for your kids this summer, call the
MN Food Helpline at 1-888-711-1151.
*2016 statistics provided by the Summer Food Service Program, a USDA program operated by the Minnesota Department of Education.