Food & Nutrition

Free School Meal Boxes for All Youth

Whittier and the original pickup sites will be open as usual on Wednesday, 2/3, then WILL BE CLOSED FEBRUARY 4 AND 5!

Starting Monday, February 8, these sites will be offering daily food box pick-ups, Monday - Friday from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.  Please note that there will be no sites with extended hours.

  • Anwatin Middle
  • Edison High
  • Field Community
  • Green Central Elementary
  • Nellie Stone Johnson
  • North High
  • Northeast Middle
  • Olson Middle
  • Patrick Henry High
  • Roosevelt High
  • Sanford Middle
  • South High
  • Southwest High
  • Sullivan Middle
  • Washburn High

Instead of offering separate meal and snack boxes, we will be offering one food box with a week’s worth of nutritious, convenient breakfast and lunch items. But don’t worry - some of your favorite items from the snack boxes will continue to make appearances in our food boxes, along with school favorites, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and more! Food boxes will remain free for all youth 18 & under, and all families are welcome to participate in this program. Learn more.

Eat with us! When children return to school this February, all students are invited to eat breakfast and lunch at school every day at no cost. Our meals are safe, convenient, and delicious. Learn more.

Learn more about food boxes and find a food box location.

Free and affordable food resources

There are many places to get local, affordable or free emergency food in Minneapolis this winter.

Emergency food - Find a map and hours of food shelves and food distribution pop-ups for emergency food in Minneapolis.


How you can help - Food Donations

1) Consider donating to AchieveMpls in the name of the school community you wish to support:

2) Consider donating to food shelves in Minneapolis:

Twin Cities Mutual Aid Project is the most up-to-date website for resources at this time.  Here you'll find real-time information about sites that are distributing food, household essentials and other resources for families experiencing need during this time.