Food Pick-up Sites will be CLOSED on Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day.
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Free Food Boxes for Children

Free Food Boxes for Children
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We are providing FREE food for ALL children*, 18 and under, during COVID-19. All families are welcome to participate in this program. Weekly food boxes are available for pick-up Monday-Friday from 10-2. We are at ten different sites per day, giving families fifty pick-up locations across Minneapolis to choose from throughout the week. Look for the white canopy at all MPS food pickup sites! To keep families and staff safe, we provide contract-free pick-up.  
Each food box contains items for fourteen meals -- seven breakfasts and seven lunches. Families are welcome to take one box per child, per week. Weekly food box menus, with written and video heating instructions, are available on the menu webpage.  Many food items require refrigeration. Supplemental groceries are available for families in partnership with The Sheridan Story while supplies last.
*Children means persons 18 years of age and under and includes persons over 18 years of age who have been determined eligible for transitional education services by Minnesota Department of Education.
This Food Delivery Request Form is for families who are unable to get to a food pick-up site for medical or transportation reasons during the COVID closure.
Also see our Food Box Disposal Guide.
Download the current schedule with locations (updated June 25, 2020): English Espanol | Soomaali | Hmoob
Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:10 AM

We will be making some adjustments to our summer schedule for food box pick-up starting June 22.

Food Pick-up Locations
Monday, May 25, 2020 1:00 PM

Find your nearest location using our Google Map for our weekly food box pick-up.

Menu & Heating Instructions
Monday, May 18, 2020 1:00 PM

Our weekly menu and instructions for heating your food at home.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Monday, May 11, 2020 1:30 PM

Get the answers to your questions right here.

Food for All Children
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:15 AM
MPS CWS is working hard to provide food at no cost for all children, 18 and under, during the COVID-19 school closure.