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When school gets out for the summer some kids lose easy access to a good lunch. In order to make sure that no kid in Sioux Falls goes hungry, we have the Free Summer Lunch Program.

Any child ages 1 to 18 can participate at 8 school locations across the city. There are also four additional community locations. Lunch will be provided at all locations and breakfast provided at some of the locations.  All students are welcome, there is no paperwork and no income eligibility. All one has to do is show up at one of the sites during the selected time and the child will eat free.

In addition to serving lunch, kids can also get backpacks to help with food needs throughout the weekend. A bag can be picked-up at one of the locations on Fridays.

A new pilot program will deliver additional 500 backpacks via a mobile food truck that will make stops in assigned areas each week.

People can find out more about any of these programs by calling 211.

Here’s the locations and schedule for the Free Summer Lunch Program:

JUNE 7th through JUNE 30th, 2016

  • Whittier Middle School: 930 E. 6th St. – BREAKFAST & LUNCH
    Breakfast: 7:45 AM to 8:15 AM
    Lunch:  11:45 AM to 12:15 PM

JUNE 7th through AUGUST 19th, 2016

  • Laura B. Anderson Elementary: 1600 N. Wayland Ave. – BREAKFAST & LUNCH
  • Hawthorne Elementary: 601 N. Spring Ave. ­- BREAKFAST & LUNCH
  • Hayward Elementary: 400 N. Valley View Rd. – BREAKFAST & LUNCH
    Breakfast:  8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
    Lunch:  12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

JUNE 7th through AUGUST 19th, 2016

  • Anne Sullivan Elementary: 3701 E. 3rd St. – LUNCH ONLY!
  • Terry Redlin Elementary: 1721 E. Austin St. – LUNCH ONLY!
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM 

JUNE 20th through AUGUST 12th, 2016

  • Horace Mann Elementary: 1401 E. 26th St. – LUNCH ONLY!
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Here are the Mobile BackPack Distribution Locations. A clearly-marked mobile food truck will deliver backpacks to these locations each Friday during summer 2017

  • 10:15-10:45 AM Trinity Lutheran Church 335 W 1st St, Tea, SD
  • 11:00-11:45 AM Our Savior’s Lutheran Church     909 W 33rd St, SF, SD
  • 12:00-12:30 PM EmBe Downtown 300 W 11th St, SF, SD
  • 12:45-1:15 PM Bowden Youth Center   430 W 11th St, SF, SD
  • 1:30-2:00 PM  KidStop and United Daycare**  401 S Spring Ave, SF, SD
  • 2:30-3:00 PM  Boys & Girls Club  700 S Sneve Ave, SF, SD
  • 3:15-3:30 PM Harrisburg Food Pantry 203 Prairie St, Harrisburg, SD

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