Free Summer Food Program

The School's Out Cafe program provides free breakfast and lunch during the summer for children 18 and under at sites within the metropolitan St. Louis area

Overview

no kid hungryGood nutrition doesn’t have to end when school closes for the summer.

School's Out Cafe is the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsored by the City of St. Louis that runs from June 7, 2021 to August 13, 2021 and serves children 18 and under who need meals during the summer.

 

Preparation

Use the 2021 List of Summer Food Sites to find the location most convenient for you.

Site Name Address Breakfast Lunch Days
12th and Park Recreation Center 1410 Tucker Blvd, 63104 9-10am 12-1pm 06/07-07/30 M-F
Agape Academy & Child Dev Ctr 7400 Olive, 63130 7:45-8:45am 12-1pm 06/01-08/19 M-F
Bayer YMCA 5555 Page, 63112 8:00-8:20am 11:45am-12:20pm 06/02-08/13 M-F
Buder Recreation Center 2900 Hickory, 63104 9-10am 12-1pm 06/07-07/30 M-F
Carondelet YMCA 930 Holly, 63111 7:30-9:30am 11:30am-2pm 06/07-08/20 M-F
Carr Square TOOLS 1629 Biddle, 63106 8:00-9:30am 12pm-1:30pm 06/07-08/13 M-F
Gamble Center 2909 Gamble, 63106 9-10am 12-1pm 06/07-07/30 M-F
Grind Plus Growth 3801 Connecticut, 63116 8:00-8:30am 12pm-12:30pm 06/07-08/06 M-F
Emerson Family YMCA 3390 Pershall Rd, 63135 8:30-9:30am 11:30am-12:30pm 06/07-08/13 M-F
Cherokee Recreation Center 3200 S. Jefferson, 63118 9:00-9:30am 11:45am-12:30pm 06/07-08/06 M-F
Marquette Community Center 4025 Minnesota, 63118 8:30-9:30am 11:30am-12:30pm 06/07-08/20 M-F
Midtown Community Services 1202 Boyle Ave, 63110 9:00-9:30am 12:30-1pm 06/14-07/30 M-F
Murphy Blair Gardens Apartments 1735 N. 13th St, 63106 8:00-9:00am 12-2pm 06/07-08/13 M-F
Pals Counseling and Youth Development 5057 Ridge Ave, 63113 n/a 3-4pm 06/07-08/13 M-TH
South City Family YMCA 3150 Sublette Ave, 63139 9:00-9:30am 11:30am-12:30pm 06/07-08/20 M-F
St. Francis Cabrini 3022 Oregon Ave, 63118 8:15-8:45am 12:15-12:45pm 06/07-07/09 M-F
St. Louis Art Works 5059 Delmar, 63112 9-10am 11:45-1:15pm 06/14-07/30 M-F
Tandy Community Center 4206 Kennerly, 63113 8:30-9am 12-1:15pm 06/07-07/30 M-F
The Salvation Army Euclid 2616 Euclid, 63113 9-10am 12-1pm 06/07-07/02 M-F
Wohl Center 1515 N. Kingshighway, 63113 9-10am 12-1pm 06/07-07/30 M-F
Safe Zone Kool Kids Camp 1414 Evergreen, 63133 7:30-8:30am 11:30am-12:30pm 06/07-08/13 M-F

 

Instructions

  1. Arrive at your chosen site during the designated time with your child and ask for a meal.
  2. Your child will receive a free prepared meal that meets federal nutrition guidelines.

 

What to Expect

One meal per child at breakfast time and one meal per child at lunch time. The meals are cold meals and mostly turkey based. No pork, no peanut butter.

You may visit any site at any time, but going to the same site each day is preferable so that the site knows how many meals to order.

Contact

Youth and Family Services Division

dhs-youth-family@stlouis-mo.gov

(314) 657-1654

1520 Market St.
Room 4065
St. Louis, Mo 63103

Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM

Contact the Youth and Family Services Division

Additional Resources

Healthy Eating on a Budget
How to Talk to Kids About Hunger
St. Louis Area Foodbank
Understanding SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

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