Summer Food Service Program

Free meals for kids when school is out! The Summer Food Service Program provides free meals to kids (age 18 and under) at designated meal sites. There is no sign-up or income verification required – just show up and eat! To find a site near you, visit https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks or text LUNCH to 877-877.

School Meals

School Meal Programs help ensure that children have access to a healthy lunch and breakfast each school day. Meals are available for free or at a reduced price for families on limited incomes. Parents can apply for Free and Reduced-Price (FRP) Meals anytime during the school year.

Click here to download a FRP application

WIC

WIC is a nutrition education program providing nutrition services and food benefits to eligible women, infants, and children.

WIC services are available to:

  • Women who are pregnant or have just given birth
  • Women who are breastfeeding
  • Infants and children up to five years old (mothers, fathers, grandparents, foster parents and other guardians may apply for WIC for children up to age 5)

Contact the Montana WIC Office for more information.

Nutrition Education

SNAP-Ed and EFNEP (Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program) offer resources and in-person classes on nutrition education, shopping on a budget, preparing well-balanced meals, and more. Visit www.buyeatlivebetter.org for online resources and to see if there is a program in your area.

Bridge to Benefits

Not sure which programs are out there or what you may qualify for? Montana Bridge to Benefits is an easy tool that screens for eligibility in a number of programs. The site also includes contact information for disability services, housing, transportation, aging services, legal help, and more.

For help connecting with these resources, contact Lorianne Burhop, Chief Policy Officer.

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