Summer meals program overview
What is the summer food service program?
The summer food service program (SFSP) was created by the USDA to ensure that children could continue to receive nutritious meals during summer break, when they may not have access to school breakfast or lunch.
Anoka-Hennepin's child nutrition program is a local sponsor of the USDA SFSP. There are 16 district schools that will be serving free meals to children 18 and younger.
Why is the SFSP important?
It provides needed meals to families that may be experiencing food insecurity but all children are welcome regardless of income level. Children who eat school breakfast and/or lunch are more likely to be better learners, have better attendance and be healthier. Good nutrition is essential for learning. The SFSP provides an opportunity to continue the social and physical development of children in the community while on summer break so they can return to school in the fall ready to continue learning.
When does it begin and where is it offered?
The program starts June 13 and runs through Aug. 16, but each site has different dates and times. See Sites & Times below.
Is there a cost for the meals?
No, all meals are free to students 18 and younger. Adult breakfast is $2.50 and adult lunch is $4.50 Exact change is required (change is not available).
Sites & Times
Anoka-Hennepin Summer Meal Sites & Times (English)
Anoka-Hennepin Summer Meal Sites & Times (Spanish)