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 12:00pm-1:00pm*!

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.

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

Summer Lunch will run June 11th through August 24th 2018.

Site announcement coming in April


Join our Team 


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


While feeding children is the top priority of the Summer Meal Program, programming and activities is 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.

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.