Summer Food Programs - FREE lunches to SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN.

During the school year, many children receive free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch through the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs.  The Summer Food Service Program is designed to fill the nutrition gap and make sure children can get the nutritious meals they need.

Locations?  Visit Gallatin Valley Foodbank's website or find a listing below.

ANY child under the age of 18 can join us for free lunches at these locations:

BEALL PARK - Bozeman
415 North Bozeman (Corner of Bozeman and Villard)
Lunch is served in the park Monday through Friday
between 12 noon – 1:00 pm
June 11 –August 24, excluding July 4th


THE SOB BARN ON MSU CAMPUS - Bozeman
1400 West Garfield, Bozeman, MT 59717
Lunch is served Monday through Friday
Between 12 noon – 1:00 pm.
June 11– August 24, excluding July 4th


HOLLENSTEINER PARK - BELGRADE
South Circle Drive just North of the Intermediate School (Jackrabbit , Turn Right on Mayfair Dr, to Circle Drive)
Lunch is served Monday through Friday
Between 12 noon – 1:00 pm.
June 11– August 24, excluding July 4th
Activities provided by Belgrade Public Schools Youth Development Team


STEVENSON PARK - THREE FORKS
Corner of 2nd Street and Fir
Lunch is served Monday through Friday
Between 12 noon – 1:00 pm.
June 11– August 24, excluding July 4th
ANY child may participate and a different menu does apply for Three Forks
 

The Livingston Food Pantry also has a Summer Kids Lunch Program at Sacajawea Park. For information, contact: The Livingston Food Pantry of Park County, 112 North M Street, Livingston, (406) 222-5335 or go to The

Livingston Food Pantry's Website.

 

Consider opening a feeding site...

The Summer Food Service Program (Kids’ Summer Lunch Program) reaches only a fraction of the children in need.  While there are federal requirements, your community building or place of faith could become a feeding site.  Sites are the physical location were food is served.  Each site location must work with a Summer Food Service Program sponsor (The Gallatin Valley Food Bank) that is financially and administratively responsible for the meal service.  You can also help by coordinating site participation with other youth activity programs in our area.  Be sure to contact the Food Bank with your ideas and questions.

Volunteer...

While feeding children is the top priority of the Summer Lunch Program, programming and activities is what keeps children coming back.  This takes volunteers–and lots of them–especially in June, July, and August.   Volunteers can help with basics like transporting food,  meal service at a site–they also plan and do educational or recreational activities with the children.  We encourage you to fill out our volunteer registration form today!

Tell others...

how the Summer Lunch Program helps feed children and discuss how they or their organization can help.  The more people who know, the more likely they are to take action to help end hunger or know how to help their own children.  Please give us call if you have any questions.

 

Bozeman Daily Chronicle Article, "Gallatin Valley Food Bank Helps Children Eat Well and Learn,"  July 9, 2012