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Options for Students for Summer Meals

As COVID-19 spreads throughout the US, schools are balancing their role of helping prevent disease transmission with ensuring access to food for children who rely on the federal nutrition safety net. The Free Meals for Kids mobile App will help kids and families in need find and access free meals at hundreds of schools and other sites across Minnesota. It is the central resource for statewide information about schools, school districts and communities offering meals during the pandemic.

How it works:

1. Download the Free Meals for Kids app to your cell phone.

2. Use the app to find the nearest site providing meals and meal packs by GPS.

3. Click on the nearby site and use the Meals Updates tab for more details.

4. Share the app with friends, neighbors and on social media.

Free Meals for Kids can be downloaded at Apple or Google Play app stores.

There are free meal sites across the state at schools, bus stops, libraries, community centers and parks. The app provides location, directions to the site and hours and days of distribution. More sites are added daily. For more information:


Lunch Box Express Offered Through RiverWorks

Lunch Box Express (a new name!) is back for another summer! LBX is a program of RiverWorks Community Development, a local non-profit organization. LBX provides lunches for preschool through high school aged students during the summer months. If you are interested in having your children receive lunch during the summer months, please fill out and return the application to the RiverWorks Food Shelf or mail to RiverWorks – P.O. Box 213 – Rockford, MN 55373. For more information, go to


MN students can get $325 for groceries to make up for lost school meals

Information from the Pioneer Press.


Free pick-up meals available to Minnesota students this summer:

Information from the Star Tribune