Free meals available for kids during summer

Children in the Anoka-Hennepin School District will have access to free meals this summer thanks to the work of the district’s child nutrition program (CNP), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) summer food service program and community organizations.

Anoka-Hennepin will offer free meals for children ages two to 18, regardless of family income, at the locations in Anoka County.

Meals will be provided outside and must be eaten on site. In case of inclement weather, indoor space will be provided. Adult meals may also be purchased for $3.50.

All children are welcome at these sites; it is not necessary for the child to attend school at the host location.

Locations include:

• Franklin Elementary School, 215 W. Main St., Anoka, noon to 12:45 p.m., June 18 through July 26 Monday through Friday. Meals will be served by Door 3.

• Anoka Middle School for the Arts – Fred Moore Campus, 1523 Fifth Ave., Anoka, 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., June 18 through July 26 Monday through Thursday. Meals will be served by Door 11.

• Coon Rapids Middle Schools, 11600 Raven St. N.W., Coon Rapids, 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., June 18 through July 26 Monday through Thursday. Meals will be served by Door 6.

Free lunches will also be served Monday through Thursday from June 18 to Aug. 24 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 20 Northdale Blvd. in Coon Rapids.

The program is open to all children and adults. For more information, contact the church at 763-757-4459.

Meals will be provided to all children without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


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