Boys & Girls Club provides Grab and Go meals through USDA’s Summer Food Service Program

Students may need a break for the summer, but they shouldn’t have to miss out on nutritious meals and snacks critical to their healthy development.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota are participating in the National Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) facilitated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Eastside and Roosevelt Boys & Girls Club will be starting June 22nd and ending August 31st. Southside Boys & Girls Clubs starting June 1st and ending August 31st. All clubs will be distributing non-congregate (meals picked up) for breakfast and lunch to all children.

Mississippi Heights (this summer only operating out of Sauk Rapids Middle School) and Pleasantview KIDSTOP sites will be starting June 1st and ending August 31st. Madison, Westwood, Kennedy, Clearview, Talahi and Oak Hill KIDSTOP sites will be starting June 2nd and ending August 31st.

Starting in June and ending August, all KIDSTOP sites will be serving breakfast from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. and afternoon snack between 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. to all children enrolled in the program.

“With the help of the SFSP, Clubs are able to set a good example of healthy eating habits for our members,” said the Director of Clubs Christine Kustelski.
In addition to eating well and learning healthy habits, Clubs & KIDSTOP sites offer a variety of age-appropriate activities to keep children active during the summer months. Members can get involved in fine arts, cooking, sports clubs, drama and more.

The Clubs’ summer programming hours are offered Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The KIDSTOP sites are open from 6:45 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For transportation to programs in St. Cloud, free Metrobus passes are available to youth. Visit, or call (320) 252-7616 for more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota.