Summer Meals Available Through Several Organizations

The last day DECS will be providing meal bundles for families is Thursday, June 4.  Families will still be able to access meals from several other agencies and organizations throughout the summer.

ISD 709, Duluth Public Schools will be offering breakfast and lunch meals to any child age 18 and under at several of their schools this summer.  Due to COVID-19, specific sites have not yet been determined.  However, families can check their website in the coming days where they will have a list of schools along with times meals will be available for pick up.  Check their website for locations and times meals will be served.  You can search ISD 709 child nutrition to access their website.  We will notify you of these sites and times when we have that information.

A mobile app is also available for your phone. The Free Meals for Kids app helps families and kids locate free healthy meals across Minnesota during the pandemic.  This site is currently being updated, so please check it often for the most up to date information.

The Salvation Army at 215 S. 27th Ave. West is also providing meals to families this summer.  Their lunch program provides a boxed lunch to be eaten off site due to the pandemic.  Just come to their building between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm Monday through Friday to pick up a meal.  They will not be open on July 4. The food shelf is open 1:30-4 p.m. Monday and Thursday at the same location.   If you have questions about their program, please call 218-722-7934.

The Damiano Center is also serving meals from their Community Kitchen.  Anyone can come to their building’s west parking lot located at 206 W. 4th St. to receive a boxed meal to eat offsite.  Lunch is provided between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Dinner is provided between 5:00 and 6:00 pm. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only.

The Damiano Center Kids’ Kitchen program is operating Monday through Thursday offering dinner to area children. Boxed meals can be picked up between 3:00 and 6:00 pm at the 2nd Avenue entrance.  If you have any questions about their program, please call 218-722-8708.

The Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank also has food available if you are in need.  Please contact them at 218-727-5653 to learn about the programs they offer to help feed people throughout our region.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Free Bagged Breakfasts/Lunches Available Through Summer

Available weekdays to Duluth students 18 years of age and younger.  No paperwork necessary.

June 8 – June 30, 2020 –  A new bagged meal pickup schedule begins, includes several school locations and several bus hubs, see below.

July 1 – August 21, 2020The distribution schedule will change again to meet USDA Summer Meals program requirements, schedule TBA.

School Meal Service          11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Homecroft Elementary, 4784 Howard Gnesen Road

Laura Macarthur Elementary, 720 N. Central Avenue

Lester Park Elementary, 5300 Glenwood Street

Lowell Elementary, 2000 Rice Lake Road

Myers- Wilkins Elementary, 1027 N. 8th Avenue East

Piedmont Elementary, 2827 Chambersburg Avenue

Stowe Elementary, 715-101st Avenue W – Side Entrance

Ordean East Middle School, 2900 E. 4th Street


Bus Hubs  (Look for the School Bus)

9:50 AM  88th Ave West @Hilton Street

10:14 AM 9428 Grand Ave/East Entrance Lower Side 4 ways if on Grand

10:55 AM  3614 Grand Avenue Wheeler Field

12:13 PM   500 West  Superior Street  Downtown Library

1:28 PM  Lismore and Mcquade Road


Check out Duluth Public Schools child nutrition website for any updated information at:

Download the Free Meals for Kids App from the Google store or for your Android.  Or you can Google “free meals for kids near me” to get a list of schools in Duluth who are providing bagged breakfasts/lunches for the summer.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.