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 May 31, 2022 to August 19, 2022 and serves children 18 and under who need meals during the summer.

 

Preparation

Use the 2022 List of Summer Food Sites to find the location most convenient for you. You can also view a map of summer food sites.

Free Summer Food Program Sites
Site Name Address Zip Breakfast Lunch Start End Days
12th And Park Recreation Center 1410 S Tucker 63104 8:30-9:30 12:00-1:00 06/06/22 08/12/22 M-F
Agape Academy and Child Development Ctr 7400 Olive Blvd 63130 7:45-8:45 12:00-1:00 06/06/22 08/12/22 M-F
Bayer YMCA 5555 Page 63112 8:00-9:15 11:30-12:15 06/06/22 08/12/22 M-F
Blumeyer Renaissance At Grand 3230 School St 63106 none 12:00-2:00 06/06/22 08/12/22 M-F
Buder Center 2900 Hickory 63104 9:30-10:30 12:00-1:00 06/06/22 08/19/22 M-F
Camp Discovery @ Vashon 3035 Cass 63106 8:00-8:30 12:00-12:30 06/06/22 08/19/22 M-F
Carondelet Park Rec Complex YMCA 930 Holly Hills Dr. 63111 8:45-9:30 11:30-12:30 05/31/22 08/19/22 M-F
Carr Square T.O.O.L.S 1629 Biddle St. 63106 8:00-9:00 12:00-1:00 06/06/22 08/12/22 M-F
Cherokee Recreation Center 3200 S Jefferson 63118 9:00-10:00 12:00-1:00 06/06/22 08/18/22 M-F
Emerson Summer Day Camp 3390 Pershall Rd 63135 7:30-8:30 12:00-1:00 06/06/22 08/11/22 M-F
Equation Church 4032 N 22nd St 63107 9:00-9:30 12:00-12:30 07/09/18 07/27/18 M-F
Gamble Center 2907 Gamble St 63106 8:00-9:00 12:00-1:00 06/06/22 08/12/22 M-F
Inspired Park and Cultural Ctr 5185N Highway 67 63134 9:00-9:30 12:00-12:30 06/04/18 07/22/22 M-F
Marquette Recreation 4205 Minnesota 63118 9:00-9:45 11:45-12:30 06/06/22 08/05/22 M-F
Mid County Family YMCA Summer Camp 1900 Urban Dr 63144 none 11:30-12:30 06/06/22 08/12/22 M-F
Midtown Community Services 1202 Boyle Ave 63110 9:35-10:00 12:00-12:30 06/13/22 07/11/22 M-F
Murphy Blair Garden Apartments 1735 N 13th St 63106 none 12:00-2:00 06/06/22 08/12/22 M-F
Noah's Ark Summer Camp 5511 Wabada 63112 8:30-9:30 12:00-1:00 06/06/22 07/15/22 M-F
North Sarah Apartments 1024 N Sarah 63113 none 11:00-1:00 06/06/22 07/29/22 M-F
Pais Counseling and Youth Development Ctr 5057 Ridge Ave 63113 none 3:00-4:00 06/06/22 08/12/22 M-TH
Safezone Kool Kids 3020 Branter Pl 63106 8:30-9:15 12:00-2:00 06/06/22 08/12/22 M-F
South City YMCA 3150 Sublette Ave 63139 8:00-9:00 12:00-1:30 05/31/22 08/19/22 M-F
St Frances Cabrini Academy 3022 Oregon Ave 63118 8:00-9:00 11:30-12:30 06/06/22 07/01/22 M-F
St Francis Community Services 4212 Delor St 63116 9:00-10:00 12:00-12:30 06/13/22 07/12/22 M-F
Tandy Center 4206 W Kennerly 63113 8:30-9:30 12:00-1:00 06/06/22 08/12/22 M-F
The Salvation Army - Euclid 2618 N. Euclid 63113 9:00-10:00 12:00-1:00 06/13/22 07/29/22 M-F
The Salvation Army @ Temple 2740 Arsenal 63118 8:45-9:30 12:00-1:00 06/06/22 07/29/22 M-F
Throwing And Growing 5107 Robin Ave 63120 8:30-9:30 12:00-1:00 06/14/22 07/28/22 T-W-TH
Urban Reach-STL Summer Camp 1127 N 9th Street 63106 9:30-10:00 12:00-12:30 06/06/22 07/29/22 M-F
Wohl Center 1515 N Kingshighway 63113 8:30-9:30 12:00-1:00 06/06/22 08/05/22 M-F
Youth and Family Center 818 Cass 63106 8:30-9:00 12:00-1:00 06/06/22 08/12/22 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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