Summer Harvest for Kids


The KSTP Summer Harvest for Kids campaign was created because we believe no Minnesota kid should go hungry over the summer. We’ve teamed up with local leaders in hunger relief this summer with the goal of raising $100,000 for Minnesota kids in one day.


During the school year, more than 328,500 Minnesota children receive free or reduced-price school meals. But when summer arrives, only 15 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.



On Wednesday, June 15 we will host a phone bank beginning in our 4:30 a.m. news and airing all day through our 10:30 p.m. newscast. We believe together we can raise $100,000 in 18 hours.

We will show you innovative ways local leaders in hunger relief are tackling the problem of childhood hunger, plus you’ll meet some amazing people doing their part to help Minnesota kids.


Be watching for your chance to double your donation. Each of these partners has generously made a $5,000 match contribution to Summer Harvest for Kids. During various newscasts throughout the day, your $25 donation doubles to $50 … $50 doubles to $100 … as we reach our goal!

Allina Health

If you are looking for food assistance for your kids this summer, call the
MN Food Helpline at 1-888-711-1151.


*Statistics provided by the Summer Food Service Program, a USDA program operated by the Minnesota Department of Education.



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