Food & Nutrition

Summer Food Boxes Schedule

Free food boxes for youth will be available all summer long! Starting Monday, June 14, families can pick up food boxes at eight sites across Minneapolis. Most sites will be open 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and a few will have extended hours of 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Food boxes will contain seven breakfasts and seven lunches. Home delivery of food boxes will continue to be available for qualifying families. Food boxes are free for all youth 18 and under, and all families are invited to participate. Daily summer meals will also be served at MPS summer programs and various community sites. Learn more

MPS is providing Summer Food at locations found here:

Every Meal (Formerly Sheridan Story) will have their food bags available – locations found here:

Free Meals For Kids is a Mobile App funded by the USDA can be used to locate meal sites by GPS


Free and affordable food resources

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

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


Farmers markets opening for the season

farmers marketNearly 20 farmers markets will operate throughout Minneapolis this year, and they have already begun to open.

Farmers markets are a great way to get fresh food on the table, an important part of our food supply and an essential connection to our farmers. There has never been a more important time to buy local and contribute to a healthy local food economy.


The Market Bucks incentive matches up to $10 worth of coupons per day to customers who use SNAP benefits to purchase eligible foods at participating farmers markets. Participating markets are noted in the map and downloadable list.

Schedules, map of markets

Find a map and schedule for farmers markets in Minneapolis. The map and schedule will be kept up to date as schedules shift.

COVID-19 safety measures will be in place in the farmers markets.

Homegrown Minneapolis also offers other ways to get healthy, local food on the table. Homegrown Minneapolis is a citywide initiative expanding our community’s ability to grow, process, distribute, eat and compost more healthy, sustainable, locally grown foods.

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.