Food For Children During Closure
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Food For Children During Closure

Food For Children During Closure

Download a flyer with the schedule and new locations:

Starting Monday, March 30 MPS will operate nearly 50 food distribution sites offering WEEKLY food pick up. Each day, up to 10 different sites across the city will offer food pick-up from 10 am - 2 pm, Monday-Friday.
Each food box contains 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches for a total of 10 meals. Families are welcome to take ONE (1) box per child, per week. Food is FREE and available to any child 18 years or younger. Look for the yellow school bus at all MPS food pickup sites! Make sure your household has adequate refrigeration to store food.
Supplemental groceries are available for families in partnership with The Sheridan Story.
Please note: Friday, April 3, will be the last day for daily food pick up.
Try our Google Map with site locations.

Waite Park School

Bottineau Park

Northeast Athletic Field Park

Audubon Park

Harrison Park

Hiawatha School

Beltrami Park

Marcy School

Elliot Park

Pratt School

Edison HS

Cityview School

Anwatin School

Webster School

Henry HS

Andersen School

Seward School

Hmong School

Bethune School

Hall School

Hale School

Green School

Folwell School

South HS

Northeast Middle

Olson Middle

Jenny Lind School

Lyndale School

Windom School

Roosevelt HS

Farview Park

Hospitality House

Keewaydin School

Mastery School

Folwell Park

Laney School

MLK Jr. Park

North Commons Park

Minneapolis PAL

Bryant Square Park

Whittier Park

Bossen Field

Longfellow School

Jefferson School

Sullivan School

Bancroft School

Phillips Park

Peavey Park

Sanford School


Food pick-up information during school closures due to COVID-19

Minneapolis Public Schools is providing children with food while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 virus. This food is intended to replace the meals services that children normally receive during the school day.
Food is being given to children at several school locations throughout the city (see list below). Food is given from school buses parked in school parking lots; school buildings will remain closed.
Food pickup services begin Tuesday, March 17 and continue Mondays through Fridays from 10 am to 2 pm while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 virus.

Food Pickup Questions and Answers

Is there any cost for this food?
There is no cost for this food service. 
Can I take more than one box if I have more children at home?
A box of food will be provided for any person 18 years of age or younger.
To receive food do I have to prove that my child is an MPS student?
No identification or paperwork is required. Food is available for any child 18 years and younger; the child does not have to be an MPS student.
Can I take food for adults in my family or are these just for children?
No, the food is for school-aged children and youth 18 years and under. (“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.)
Do I have a choice of food?  
No. A box of food will be provided for any person 18 years of age or younger.  
Will this food be available during the weekend, too?
No, however, supplemental groceries are available for families in partnership with The Sheridan Story that will be provided at the food distribution sites.
Where can I find nutritional information about this food?
A list of food items is available.
What other food resources are available?
The City of Minneapolis has an interactive map of food shelf locations throughout the city.

Food Distribution Sites

For other district information, please visit
The sites listed below will distribute lunches throughout the city: