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Find Summer Meals for Kids

The Meals for Kids Site Finder was developed by USDA Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) to help children, parents, and others quickly and easily find summer meal sites near them. The site finder, available for use at no charge, is a web-based application that also works on tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices without the need to download.  Go to www.fns.usda.gov/meals4kids to find meal sites in your area.

No Kid Hungry has also developed a resource for children, parents, and others to find summer meal sites near them.  Go to www.nokidhungry.org/find-free-meals and enter your address to find free, healthy meals served by community organizations.   Families can also find meal sites near them by texting the word FOOD to 877-877.  Data and message rates may apply.

Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications

USDA is responsible for providing a safety net for millions of food-insecure Americans and developing and promoting dietary guidance based on scientific evidence.  USDA works to increase food security and reduce hunger by providing children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education in a way that supports American agriculture and inspires public confidence. USDA provides critical nutrition assistance through Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) programs that include child nutrition programs, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and emergency food assistance, among many other programs. 

Child Nutrition Programs

Child Nutrition Programs administered by FNS provide healthy food to children through programs that include the National School Lunch ProgramSchool Breakfast ProgramChild and Adult Care Food ProgramSummer Food Service Program, and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.

During summer months, USDA works with community sponsors to serve millions of meals to low-income children through the Summer Food Service Program. This program helps fight hunger and obesity by reimbursing organizations such as schools, childcare centers, and after-school programs to provide children with healthy meals.

Household Food Distribution Programs

USDA administers many other programs to strengthen the nutrition safety net. For example, the FNS Food Distribution Programs distribute USDA-purchased food to school children and low-income families, emergency feeding programs, Indian reservations, and the elderly. USDA purchases a variety of food products in support of the National School Lunch Program and other federal feeding programs. These purchases help to stabilize prices in agricultural commodity markets by balancing supply and demand. In North Dakota, non-profit organizations, community action agencies, and Tribal entities, operate food programs that decrease food insecurity and allow for increased food access and resources. 

Commodity Supplemental Food Program

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income elderly people at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods. It provides food and administrative funds to States to supplement the diets of this group.  CSFP food packages do not provide a complete diet but are rather good sources of the nutrients typically lacking in the diets of the target population. CSFP is administered at the Federal level by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), the U.S. Department of Agriculture agency. An average of more than 594,000 people each month participated in the program in fiscal year (FY) 2012, including more than 576,000 elderly people.

In North Dakota, CSFP is administered locally by 3 Community Action Agencies, 1 Food Bank & 1 local Non-Profit Organization. Over 2,000 North Dakota residents receive food from the CSFP Program each year. To apply for the CSFP program, complete the CSFP APPLICATION and mail, email, or drop off at the local agency servicing the county where you reside.

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Agency Contact Information

Community Action Partnership in Dickinson/Williston Regions


202 East Villard
Dickinson ND 58601
Phone: (701) 227-0131 Toll Free: (800) 359-2243 Fax: (701) 227-4750

120 Washington Ave
Williston ND 58801
Phone: (701) 572-8191 Toll Free: (877) 572-8191 Fax: (701) 572-8192

Counties Served Listed:
Dunn, Billings, Golden Valley, Stark, Hettinger, Slope, Bowman, Adams
Williams, Divide, McKenzie


https://dickinsoncap.org/ 


Red River Valley Community Action Agency


1013 N 5th Street
Grand Forks ND 58203
Phone: (701) 746-5431 Toll Free: (800) 450-1823 Fax: (701) 746-0406


Counties Served:
Nelson, Pembina, Walsh, Grand Forks

https://rrvca.com/ 


Southeastern North Dakota Community Action Agency


3233 South University Drive
Fargo ND 58104-6221
Phone: (701) 232-2452 Toll Free: (800) 726-7960 Fax: (701) 298-3115


Counties Served:
Cass, Ransom, Sargent, Richland, Steele, Trail

https://www.sendcaa.org/ 


Great Plains Food Bank


1720 3rd Ave North
Fargo ND 58102
Phone: (701) 232-6219 Fax: (701) 232-3871

 

1315 South 20th Street

Bismarck ND 58504

Phone: (701) 751-6188

 

Counties Served:
Barnes, Bottineau, Burke, Burleigh, Dickey, Emmons, Foster, Grant, Griggs, Kidder, LaMoure, Logan, McHenry, McIntosh, McLean, Mercer, Morton, Oliver, Pierce, Renville, Rolette, Sheridan, Sioux, Stutsman, Ward, Wells

 

https://www.greatplainsfoodbank.org/ 

 

Hope Center


313 3rd Street NE
Devils Lake, ND  58301
Phone: (701) 665-4673

Counties Served:
Ramsey, Eddy, Towner, Benson, Cavalier

 

https://www.hopecenterdevilslake.com/

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The Emergency Food Assistance Programs

Under Construction. Please check back later for updates.

The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

Under Construction. Please check back later for updates.