2018 Summer Lunch Program 

Summer should be a stress-free time for parents and kids. Let our Summer Meal Program help. The Summer Meals Program is available all summer long, M-F from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm*!

Our LUNCH program is open to ALL kids and teens 18 and under. FREE, healthy meals are available at meal sites across the Gallatin Valley.   We offer a safe, supervised location where your kids and teens can stay active and spend time with friends while enjoying healthy meals.

Meals served are tasty, follow USDA nutrition guidelines, and help ALL families save money. There are no applications to fill out or proof of income. Just show up and enjoy a meal.

Want to know what we’re serving?  Check out our Summer Breakfast 2018 Menu and Summer Lunch 2018 Menu.

Please join us at one of our following meal sites or text “food” to 877 877 for a site near you.

Summer Lunch will run June 11th through August 24th, 2018 at the Following Sites:

  • Beall ParkLunch Served Monday to Friday from 11:15 – 12:15 pm – Served next to the pavilion on the corner of East Villard and North Bozeman -(415 North Bozeman).
  • Bozeman Public LibraryLunch Served Monday to Friday from 12:00-1:00 pm– Served by the main entrance at the top of the front circle. (626 East Main).
  • Kirk Park– Lunch Served Monday to Friday from 12:00-1:00 pm– Served under the trees next to the Beall st parking lot (2000 West Beall).
  • MSU Family and Graduate Housing – Lunch Served Monday to Friday from 12:00-1:00 pm – Served on the playground in front of the SOB Barn. (1400 West Garfield)
  • Kathy Park, BelgradeLunch Served Monday to Friday from 12:00-1:00 pm – Served by the gate next to the park entrance off of circle drive (Circle Drive, off of Mayfair behind Saddle Peak Elementary).
  • Lewis & Clark Park, Belgrade– Lunch Served Monday to Friday from 11:00 – 12:00 pm– Served by the pavilion on the corner of North Davis and East Central (204 East Central).
  • Stevenson Park, Three ForksLunch Served Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 11:30-12:15 pm – Served near the Pavilion by the corner of East Fir and Third Ave (East Fir Street).

Join our Team 


While feeding children is the top priority of the Summer Meal Program, programming and activities are what keeps children coming back.  This takes volunteers–and lots of them–especially in June, July, and August.   Volunteers can help with basics like transporting food,  meal service at a site–they also plan and do educational or recreational activities with the children.

If you would like to volunteer for Summer Lunch, please take a minute to fill out our questionnaire HERE.  This will help us determine what sites work best for you.


The HRDC Summer Lunch Program is a rewarding internship opportunity that involves preparing meals for summer meals sites, delivering/serving and supervising meals at site locations and supporting volunteers in a variety of tasks.  Fast-paced and fun environment involves a good chunk of time on your feet.  Summer lunch interns will work alongside volunteers, interns, AmeriCorps VISTA’s and Community Café staff in a kitchen environment as well as outdoors for meal service

Summer Lunch provides nutritionally-balanced meals to local children during the summer months at 11 meals sites across the valley.  Serving approximately 450-500 children per day.

To get involved with an internship or volunteer opportunity please contact Lyra Leigh-Nedbor at summerlunch@thehrdc.org or by phone at 406-586-7600.


Tell others how the Summer Meal Program helps feed children and discuss how they or their organization can get involved.  The more people who know, the more likely they are to take action to help end hunger or to help their own families.  Please call the Gallatin Valley Food Bank if you have any questions: 406-586-7600.

Additional Details

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) runs throughout the summer months providing FREE meals to all kids and teen 18 and under;  The Gallatin Valley Food Bank is the local sponsor for the State Office of Public Instruction to provide this program in Gallatin County.

In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

The Summer Meals Program is brought to you by the Human Resource Development Council


HRDC is a 501(c)3 non-profit Community Action Agency. We provide programs and services in the areas of housing, food and nutrition, child and youth development, senior empowerment, transportation, energy assistance, and community development.