Summer Lunch for Kids

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Free Lunch For Kids

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.

Free, healthy meals to all kids and teens 18 years and under.

How it works.
During summer months, we’ll 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 are no applications to fill out and programs do not require proof of income.

Summer should be a stress-free time for parents and kids — let our Summer Lunch for Kids program help you relax and enjoy your time off.

Bozeman Meal Sites
  • Beall Park– Lunch 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. 
  • Hyalite Elementary – Lunch Served Monday-Friday from 12:00-1:00 pm. – Served in the front lawns. (3600 W Babcock St, Bozeman, MT 59718).
  • 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.
  • 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. 
Area Meal Sites Outside of Bozeman

Just show up to one of our many sites and enjoy a meal.

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Gallatin Valley Food Bank
206 E Griffin Dr.
Bozeman, MT 59715

Contact information

Program Coordinator
p: 406.587.4486

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Ron served as Bozeman’s Assistant City Manager from 1990 to 2008. After retiring, Ron joined our Board in 2011. Ron received his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Montana in 1977, and his Masters in Science in Rural, Town, and Regional Planning from the University of Montana in 1987.

During his time with the City of Bozeman, Ron saw the important role that HRDC has played in our community. Ron has seen that HRDC provides necessary social services to assure that all Bozeman residents could obtain housing, food, training, employment and the other necessities of life. He also came to understand that HRDC was always able to respond immediately as new community needs arose. Ron believes that the dedication, hard work, and compassion of HRDC’s staff make it a real honor to serve on the Board.

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