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SPPS to Provide Free Summer Meals at More Than 75 Locations

Summer Food Truck

Published by Saint Paul Public Schools May 16, 2019

Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) will provide free meals to children 18 years old and younger through its Summer Food Service Program. The program is also available to those who are 19 years old and older and have a mental or physical disability or who participate in a public or private nonprofit school program for the mentally or physically disabled.

The Summer Food Service Program begins Tuesday, June 11 and ends Friday, Aug. 23. Meals will be available at more than 75 locations throughout the city including SPPS schools, community centers and organizations. Meals will include breakfast, lunch, supper or a snack, depending on the site's hours of operation. For more information and the latest list of summer meal sites, visit

Other Summer Meal Options

Lunch and Literacy Events
SPPS will continue to partner with Capstone Publishing for three Lunch and Literacy events this summer.

Youth visiting the SPPS Food Truck between 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on June 19, July 10 and August 7, will receive a book and a meal.

How Community Organizations Can Help
SPPS is looking for partners to expand its summer meals program to ensure that no child goes hungry in our community. Sites can include, but not limited to, summer education programs, community centers and parks, places of worship, camps, etc. Community organizations interested in volunteering their site should contact Irfan Chaudhry, Assistant Director of Nutrition Services, at 651-744-4771.


In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) Mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights