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Summer Food Service

FREE SUMMER MEALS for children age 1-18 will be offered at a variety of locations in 2020.    

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was created to ensure children could continue to receive nutritious meals during summer vacation, when they do not have access to school breakfast or lunch. District 191 participates in this program and sites vary each year. Meals are provided to all children, age 1-18, free of charge. Due to current waivers as related to COVID-19, meals do not need to be consumed on site.  Children do not have to be from District 191 to participate. Public school district Food Service departments that receive state and federal funding must have a self-supporting budget and receive no funds from the general education fund or tax levies. Funding for the summer feeding program is provided by the USDA. For more information, please call the Food & Nutrition Services Department at 952-707-2051 or 952-707-2030.

Summer 2020 Meal Distribution Locations

Grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals will be provided for curbside pick-up at 3 district middle schools. 
Eagle Ridge Middle School and NIcollet Middle Schoolwill distribute meals Monday through Thursday, 6/8 - 8/20 from 11 am -1 pm. 
Metcalf Middle School will distribute meals Monday through Thursday, 6/8 - 7/30 from 11 am -1 pm.

Meals will be available while supplies last. Thursday distribution will include meals for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 

All locations are available to any child ages 1 to 18. We encourage families to pick up meals at the location closest to their home.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.

  • Nicollet Middle School (Door 20 near front entrance), 400 E. 134th St., Burnsville, MN 55337
  • Eagle Ridge Middle School (by the pool entrance), 13955 Glendale Road, Savage, MN 55378
  • Metcalf Middle School (Door 3), 2250 Diffley Rd, Burnsville, MN 55337 

FAQs (frequently asked questions)

Do children need to be enrolled in the district in order to participate? No. There is no other qualification for children age 1-18 to receive free meals. 

What is included in a summer breakfast or lunch?

Summer breakfast includes 2 different grain items, 4 oz 100% fruit juice, and 8 oz milk.  Lunch includes an entree, fruit, vegetable, and 8 oz milk. The summer meals follow different regulations than during the academic school year and therefore might look different. Menus will be posted at

Can adults eat meals from the sites?
Per USDA regulations, the meals are to be provided for children only, ages 1-18.   

How do I know where meals are served in other areas?
To find a location that serves meals during the summer, please refer to the following resources.  

  • Download the Summer Eats Minnesota app to your smart phone or other electronic device.
  • Call the National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-Hungry, available from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Central Time.
  • Text "Summer Meals" to 97779 (be sure to have your address ready).