The Minnesota Hunger Initiative is here to help. It’s as simple as clicking on a link or sending a text.

Many children in Minnesota, get their only meals from school. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, over 38.1 percent of kids receive free or reduced price lunch at their school, but only 17 percent of them continue to receive meals in the summer from a program.
One of the Minnesota Hunger Initiative partners, Second Harvest Heartland, has provided a great resource for children looking for summer meal programs. If you are in need of food and are 18 or younger, do one of the following to get a meal:

  • Click here to find out the locations of places serving meals
  • Text “Food” to 877-877 and a reply message will let you know summer meal sites in your area

More information on the Summer Food Service Program can be found here. Need help getting to the meal locations? The Metro Transit Summer Student Pass may be able to help you.
Spread the word, and let’s work together to fight child hunger this summer.