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Summer Meals

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 “food” or “comida” to 307-307 for a site near you.

2021 Fact sheet

Click here for the 2022 Summer Lunch Menu 

Meal sites begin Monday, June 13th 

  • Beall ParkLunch Served Monday to Friday from 11:30 – 12:30 pm – Served next to the pavilion on the corner of East Villard and North Bozeman. (415 North Bozeman)
  • Bozeman Public Library Lunch 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) 
  • Gallatin Valley Food Bank – Lunch pick up Monday-Friday from 1:00-4:00 pm. – Available during regular food box distribution. 
  • Kirk Park– Lunch Served Monday to Friday from 11:30-12:30 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 at the playground on the corner of w. Garfield and Paisley Court. 
  • Story Mill Park  Lunch served Monday- Friday from 12-1.  Served under the  pavilion in front (just south) of the Learning Garden garden.
  • Wagon Wheel Trailer ParkLunch served on Friday’s from 12-1 – Served on the green space next to the speed bump on the west loop nearest the Koch entrance.
  • 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. 

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

  • Belgrade School District Hot lunch served from 12 PM – 1 PM in the Middle School East Cafeteria.  Served June 13- August 17th, No meal service July 4th & 5th. More info and updates available on their website, Menu available HERE.
  • Belgrade Supper:  Join the Mighty Spork food truck for free kids meals and Pay-What-You-Can Suppers on Thursdays from 4 -7 pm at the Belgrade Community Market taking place at Lewis and Clark Park 
  • Big Sky Community Food Bank will have meals available for kiddos during their regular hours beginning June 13th and running through August 26th 
  • Livingston will have free lunches available, more information to come. 
  • Three Forks School will have free Breakfast  available 8-9 am and Lunch  available 11 am -1 pm Monday through Friday. Meals will be served from the TFS Food Trailer located near the football stadium concession stand.

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 Zoom.  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 summerlunch@thehrdc.org or by phone at 406-586-7600.

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

WISH LIST
  • Fresh Produce
  • Masa Harina
  • Granola Bars
  • Diced Green Chiles
  • Shelf-Stable Milk
  • Microwavable Meals (ramen, easy mac, etc.)
  • Pasta
  • Peanut Butter 16oz
  • Cereal
  • Rice
  • Pantry Staples like Flour, Sugar, Oil, and Spices
  • Diapers size 3 and up
  • Baby Wipes
  • Baby Formula
  • Toilet Paper
  • Laundry Detergent

Nonperishable donations can be dropped off at most local grocery stores. Look for donation bins near the front of each store.

Donations during off-peak hours are encouraged (8 am- 12:00 pm or after 2:30 pm).

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