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Nonprofit develops summer food app
Monday, July 10, 2017 9:30 AM

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A new mobile app is showing Minnesota kids where they can find no-cost meals this summer.
 
The free app, called Summer Eats Minnesota, shows the location of summer food-program sites across Minnesota as well as their menus and days and hours of operation. Kids can show up for meals at these sites, which include community centers, libraries and schools.
 
The Minneapolis-based nonprofit led the development of the app in partnership with Minneapolis Public Schools and the Minnesota Department of Education. It rolled out the app last month.
 
The app had over 1,000 downloads as of late June, according to Ellie Lucas, CEO of Hunger Impact Partners.
 
“Summer can be a difficult time for kids because they don’t get regular school meals,” she said in a news release. “This app is an easy way to find free summer meals, and we hope everyone – both children and adults – will download Summer Eats Minnesota so it will be available around mealtimes.”