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Summer Food Service
The summer food service program begins Monday, June 8 and runs through the end of August at most locations.
Children may receive 2 meals each day (1 breakfast and 1 lunch per child per day). Those who are sick or experiencing symptoms should not pick up meals (see meal delivery options below). See District 191 Menus.
Meal Pickup Locations and Times
Has COVID-19 affected your ability to afford food? Second Harvest SNAP Outreach Specialists are available over the phone for application assistance and sharing of food resources. Use this online screening tool to be screened for eligibility and send a referral. Or, call 651-209-7963 to leave contact information. Multilingual interpreter services available.
Application for Educational Benefits
If your family has experienced a loss or reduction of income due to COVID-19, you can apply to receive educational benefits.
Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Deadline Extended
Application window extended through July 31, 2020!
The Minnesota Department of Human Services is offering additional funds for the families of children ages 5 to 18 who qualify for free and reduced-price meals. This new program, called Pandemic EBT (P-EBT), will provide $325 per child that families can use to purchase nutritious food for their household. Families with children who received free or reduced-price meals at school, and who were between the ages of 5 and 18 on Sept. 1, 2019, may qualify. Benefits are available to two groups:
- Families receiving Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits on March 18, 2020. Benefits for these families were issued automatically and appeared on their EBT balance on May 30, 2020.
- Families receiving free or reduced-price school meals, but not SNAP or MFIP benefits. These families need to fill out a short application for a P-EBT card. Families can apply between June 8, 2020, and July 31, 2020. If approved, families will receive a P-EBT card in the mail, which will arrive with the funds preloaded.
You can find sample outreach materials on the MDE website, including a flyer translated into Hmong, Russian, Somali and Spanish.