Stay Fueled with Healthy Meals
The summer meals program runs June 15 through Aug. 14, with weekday service available at five schools and one neighborhood site. There will be no meals July 3. All meals will include breakfast and lunch.
Meals are available to children, up to 18 years old, at no cost. Visitors do not need to show identification or proof of residency or sign up.
For more information about our Food and Nutrition Services programs, visit the department webpage.
Free grab-and-go meals are available Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at:
Cedar Park Elementary, 7500 Whitney Drive, Apple Valley
Diamond Path Elementary, 14455 Diamond Path Avenue, Apple Valley
Echo Park Elementary, 14100 County Road 11, Burnsville
Oak Ridge Elementary, 4350 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Eagan
Thomas Lake Elementary, 4350 Thomas Lake Road, Eagan
Meals (distributed by Open Door Mobile Lunchbox) are available Monday-Friday at:
- 360 Communities, 3810 145th Street West, Rosemount - 12:30-1 p.m.
- Cedar Knolls Mobile Home Community (near pool), 12571 Garland Avenue, Apple Valley - 12:30-1 p.m.
- Cinnamon Ridge Park, 4480 Slater Road, Eagan - 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
- Eagan Place Apartments, 3575 Lexington Avenue South, Eagan - 11-11:30 a.m.
- Emerald Hills, 8555 Bacardi Avenue, Inver Grove Heights, 11-11:30 a.m.
Rosemount Woods, 13925 Bunratty Avenue, Rosemount - 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
*Both locations will have breakfast and lunch meal kits.
Not in the Area?
Hunger Impact Partners, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Education, has created the "Free Meals for Kids" mobile app to help families locate free meals across Minnesota. This temporarily replaces the "Summer Eats Minnesota" mobile app. For more information and to download the app, visit the Hunger Impact Partners website.
- Text "Summer Meals" to 97779 or text "Food" to 877877.
- Locate other free meal sites near you with the U.S. Department of Agriculture map.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services has provided an additional $325 per child to families receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Families eligible for free and reduced-price meals and not receiving SNAP benefits may apply for this additional support beginning June 8.
Buy groceries online
The Minnesota Department of Human Services has approved Minnesotans using SNAP to buy groceries online. As of June 1, Amazon and Walmart are the only two retailers approved for online purchases using SNAP.