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Summer Food for Kids

This list includes both sites providing SFSP (Summer Food Service Program(s)) and locally organized sack lunch programs which can help feed children in low-income areas when school is not in session. Throughout South Dakota, SFSP has sponsors such as schools, private non-profit organization, and government entities that participate in providing meals during school vacations.  

Brandon area

  • Who: All kids age18 and under’
  • What: Healthy, free meals and friends, old and new
    • Summer meal site: Brandon Elementary 501 Holly Boulevard Brandon, SD 57005
    • June 3 – July 26, 2019 (Excluding July 4 & 5)
    • 11:00am – 12:30pm , Monday – Friday 

Belle Fourche area

  • Who: All kids 18 and under
  • What: Free breakfasts and lunches
    • Summer meal site: Belle Fourche Middle School 2305 13th Avenue Belle Fourche, SD 57717
    • June 3, 2019 – July 17, 2019 (excluding July 4 & 5)
    • Breakfast: 7:45am – 8:30am, Monday – Friday
    • Lunch: 11:00am – 12:30pm, Monday – Friday

Brookings area

  • Summer distribution of Backpacks (easy to prepare weekend meals)
    • 12:00noon – 6:00pm , Thursdays
    • 114 Folsom Street Brookings, SD
    • Application Process: Fill out application through the web site or schools or call for information (605) 651-3900 .

Brown County 

  • Feed the Kids 2019 Summer Schedule
    • There is no application needed; kids can just show up. Children must be present to receive their lunch. 
    • Starts Monday, June 3rd – week before school (except July 4 and 5).
      • Served Monday – Friday 
      • 16th Street Park – 11:30-11:45am
      • Frontier Park – 11:50am
      • Aldrich Park – 12:00pm
      • Manor Park – 12:15pm
      • Holgate Middle School  -12:20-12:35pm
      • Melgaard Park – 12:45-1:05pm
      • Central Park/Yapatorium – 1:15-1:30pm

Custer area

  • Summer Sack Lunches
    • Area teams work to provide free, nutritious, sack lunches to school children. These lunches are places in a refrigerator at the Custer YMCA, 644 Crook Street.
    • Children do not need to sign in.
    • They are allowed in to receive one lunch per child – YMCA staff supervise.
    • This program is made available through The Storehouse. 

Huron area

  • Summer Nutrition Program available at the Huron Middle School for all children ages 1 – 18 with no paperwork or application necessary.
    • Breakfast at Huron Middle School – 1045 18th Street S.W. 
      • Monday, June 10 – Thursday, June 27, 2019
        • 7:45am – 8:15am, Monday – Thursday (No Friday) 
    • Lunch at Huron Middle School – 1045 18th Street S.W.  
      • Monday, June 10 – Friday, June 27, 2019
        • 11:00am – 1:00pm, Monday – Thursday
        • 11:45am – 12:45pm, Friday
      • Monday, July 1 –  Friday, August 2
        • 11:30am – 12:30pm Monday – Friday (No lunch served July 4th)
    • Summer Mobile Lunch Program – Sack Lunches (no lunches on July 4th or any day that it is raining) 
      • Monday, June 10 – Friday, August 2, 2019 Splash Central Water Park picnic shelter, 345 9th Street N.W.      
        • 10:55am – 11:25am, Monday – Friday   
      • Prospect Park north picnic shelter, 16th Street S.W. and Iowa Avenue S.E.
        • 11:45am – 12:15pm, Monday – Friday
  • Sack Lunch for Summer Weekends: Available through Salvation Army. Call (605) 352-3438 by 12:00noon, Wednesday. Lunches can be picked up before 3:00pm, Friday.

Meade County 

  • Free lunches will be served from 11:00am – 1:00pm, Monday – Friday
    • This program will run from May 28, 2019 – August 2, 2019 and will be closed July 4th and 5th in observance of Independence Day.
    • Sturgis Elementary (1121 Ballpark Road)
    • All Children 18 and under are welcome. Adult lunches may be served after all children are served for a small charge.

Rapid City area

  • May 28 – August 16, 2019
    • Club for Boys, 320 N. 4th Street (no meals July 4, 5 or 29)
      • Monday – Friday
        • Breakfast: 8:30am – 9:30am
        • Lunch: 11:30am – 1:15pm
  • May 28 – August 21, 2019
    • Youth & Family Services, 410 E. Monroe Street
      • Monday – Friday
        • Breakfast: 8:00am – 9:00am
        • Lunch: 11:00am – 12:30pm
  • May 28 – August 27, 2019
    • General Beadle, 10 Van Buren Street
      • Monday – Friday
        • Breakfast: 7:30am – 9:00am
        • Lunch: 11:15am – 12:30pm
    • South Middle, 2 Indiana Street
      • Monday – Friday
        • Lunch: 11:00am – 12:30pm
    • RCAS Fresh Choice Food Truck
  • June 3 – August 27, 2019 (No meals the week of July 4)
    • YMCA Rapid City, 815 Kansas City Street
      • Monday – Saturday
        • Breakfast: 7:30am – 9:30am (Monday – Friday)
        • Lunch: 11:00am – 1:30pm
  • June 3 – June 27, 2019
    • North Middle School 1501 N. Maple Avenue
      • Monday – Thursday
        • Breakfast: 7:45am – 8:15am
        • Lunch: 11:15am – 12:15pm
  • June 3 – June 28, 2019
    • South Park, 207 Flormann Street
      • Monday – Friday
        • Breakfast: 7:45am – 8:15am
        • Lunch: 11:15am – 12:15pm
    • Canyon Lake, 1500 Evergreen Drive
      • Monday – Friday
        • Breakfast: 7:45am – 8:15am
        • Lunch: 11:15am – 12:15pm
  • June 3 – June 28 and July 8 – 19, 2019
    • Valley View, 4840 Homestead Street
      • Monday – Friday
        • Breakfast: 7:45am – 8:15am
        • Lunch: 11:15am – 12:30pm
    • Knollwood, 1701 Downing Street​
      • ​Monday – Friday
        • Breakfast: 7:45am – 8:15am
        • Lunch: 11:15am – 12:15pm
  • June 10 – June 27 and July 1 – 2, 2019 (no meals July 4 – 6)
    • Central High School, 433 Mt Rushmore Road
      • Monday – Thursday
        • Breakfast: 7:30am – 8:30am
        • Lunch: 11:00am – 12:15pm
  • July 8 – 19, 2019
    • Central High School, 433 Mt Rushmore Road
      • Monday – Friday
        • Breakfast: 7:30am – 8:30am
        • Lunch: 11:00am – 12:15pm

Sioux Falls 

  • Anne Sullivan Elementary 3701 E. 3rd Street
    • June 3 – August 2, 2019
      • Lunch from 11:30am – 12:30pm
  • Child Nutrition Center 1101 N. Western Avenue (605) 367-7962
    • June 3 – August 2, 2019
      • Lunch from 11:30am – 12:30pm
  • Hawthorne Elementary 601 N. Spring Avenue
    • June 3 – August 2, 2019
      • Breakfast from 8:30am – 9:00am
      • Lunch from 11:30am – 12:30pm
  • Hayward Elementary 400 N. Valley View Road
    • June 3 – August 2, 2019
      • Breakfast from 8:30am – 9:00am
      • Lunch from 11:30am – 12:30pm
  • Laura B. Anderson Elementary 600 N. Wayland Avenue
    • June 3 – August 2, 2019
      • Breakfast from 8:30am – 9:00am
      • Lunch from 11:30am – 12:30pm
  • Terry Redlin 1721 E. Austin Street
    • June 3 – August 2, 2019
      • Lunch from 11:30am – 12:30pm
  • Boys & Girls Club 824 E. 14th Street
    • May 28 – August 21, 2019
      • Breakfast from 8:00am – 9:00am
      • Lunch from 10:45am – 12:45pm
  • Boys & Girls Club 700 S. Sneve Avenue
    • May 28 – August 21, 2019
      • Snack from 3:00pm – 4:00pm
      • Supper from 5:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Our Savior’s Lutheran Church 909 W. 33rd Street
    • May 28 – August 16, 2019
      • Lunch from 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • EmBe Downtown 300 W. 11th Street
    • May 28 – August 21, 2019
      • Breakfast from 8:00am – 9:00am
      • Lunch from 11:00am – 12:30pm
  • Volunteers of America 1309 W. 51st Street
    • May 28 – August 21, 2019
      • Snack from 2:30pm – 3:00pm
      • Supper from 5:30pm – 6:00pm

Vermilion area

  • Vermilion School District – Summer Lunch Program
    • Provides free lunch to children during the summer months.
      • 11:00am – 1:00pm, Monday – Friday
      • May 28 – August 9, 2019 (no meals on July 4, 2019)
      • 416 S Walker Street, St. Agnes Catholic Church 
      • Open to all (even those not enrolled in a Vermilion public school)
  • Tanager Take Out food pantry is available on Thursdays during the summer for weekend meal options.
    • 1001 E. Main, Vermilion High School
    • Made available through the Welcome Table 
    • (605) 670-0958
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