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Summer Meals

Banner showing fruits and vegetables with text that says "School's Out! And Summer Lunch is in! Join us at many sites all over Bozeman this summer!"

Kids Summer Lunch Program

Summer should be a stress-free time for parents and kids. Let HRDC’s Summer Meal Program help. The Summer Meals Program is available all summer long, Monday-Friday at various times around the lunch hour!

Our LUNCH program is open to ALL kids and teens 18 and under. FREE, healthy meals are available at 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 is no application to fill out or proof of income needed. Just show up and enjoy a meal.

Please join us at one of our following meal sites or text “lunch” or “comida” to 304-304 for a site near you.

2024 Summer Lunch Menu

  • Gallatin Valley Food Bank – Lunch pick up Monday-Thursday from 1:00-4:00 pm. Friday 9:00-12:00 pm – Available during regular food box distribution. 
  • Hyalite Elementary – Lunch Served Monday-Friday from 12:00-1:00 pm. – Served in the front lawns. (3600 W Babcock St, Bozeman, MT 59718).
  • MSU Family and Graduate Housing – Lunch Served Monday to Friday from 12:00-1:00 pm – Served at the MSU Community House (1218 S 15th St, Bozeman, MT 59715).
  • Story Mill Park  Lunch served Monday- Friday from 12-1.  Served under the  pavilion in front (just south) of the Learning Garden garden.
  • Walton Homestead Park– Lunch served Monday-Friday from 12-1. Served next to the playground just south of the Scrubby’s Car Wash on the corner of 15th and Juniper. 
  • Irving Elementary – Lunch served Monday to Friday from 12-1. Serviced near the south entrance on W Alderson St. 

The following areas have Free Summer Meals available as well.  If you’d like to find your closest meal site text “LUNCH” or “COMIDA” to 304-304

Join our Team

Summer Lunch could not operate without a a dedicated team of volunteers.  Volunteers help with food prep and serve lunches to kiddos at meals sites.

If you would like to volunteer for Summer Lunch please make an account with our online volunteer platform HERE look for the teal “sign up” button located in the top right corner.

All volunteers must complete the 1 hour volunteer training done on Google Meet.  You may register for a training HERE.

The HRDC Summer Lunch Program is a rewarding internship and AmeriCorps opportunity.  These positions involve food preparations for summer meals sites, delivering/serving and supervising meal distribution and supporting volunteers in a variety of tasks.  Fast-paced and fun environment involves a good chunk of time on your feet.  Summer lunch works as a team with a mix of volunteers, interns, AmeriCorps VISTA’s and Fork & Spoon staff in a kitchen environment and outdoors for meal service.

Summer Lunch provides nutritionally-balanced meals to local children during the summer months at 9 meals sites across Bozeman.  Serving approximately 450-500 children per day. We are a fun, fast paced and team oriented.

To get involved with an internship, AmeriCorps opportunity or a staff position please contact Lyra Leigh-Nedbor at or by phone at 406-587-4486.

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) runs throughout the summer months providing FREE meals to all kids and teen 18 and under; Gallatin Valley Food Bank is the local sponsor for the Montana 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 HRDC