SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR FREE KIDS MEALS
June 5 – August 31
There are no income requirements, no collecting of names, and lunches are free to the community.
All are welcome!
Lowell Elementary 11:45 am to 12:10 pm
Garfield Elementary 12:15 to 12:40 pm
Harrison Elementary 12:45 to 1:15 pm
Whipple Beach Park, Baxter 12:00 to 12:30 pm
Kiwanis Park 12:40 to 1:10 pm
Barrows Town Hall 11:45 to 12:10 pm
Gregory Park 12:40 to 1:10 pm
The Book Wagon
Take a Bite Out of Boredom With Books
On Mondays, the Book Wagon follows Operation Sandwich to Lowell, Garfield and Harrison schools and distributes new and gently used, age appropriate books to the children picking up lunches.
To volunteer for this United Way of Crow Wing & Southern Cass Counties program, sign up online http://signupschedule.com/operationsandwichcwc
Click to download flyer PDF Operation Sandwich Flyer 2017
ISD 181 Kids Summer Food Program
Washington Education Building
Cafeteria is located in the basement.
June 6 – August 26
Breakfast 8:30 to 9 am Lunch 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Children 18 and under.
University of Minnesota Extension’s SNAP-Ed program makes the healthy choice the easy choice for Minnesotans with limited financial resources.
Click to download PDF of Food Resources in Crow Wing County FoodResourcesBrochure 2017
HEALTHY SCHOOL FOOD
Increase access to fruits and vegetables while decreasing access to foods high in sodium, saturated fat, and added sugars for student and staff at the three public school districts and Crosslake Community School in Crow Wing County. Over the long term we will measure success by showing lower obesity rates in our school aged children as well as adults, as these lifestyle changes, will carry over into their own home lives, and into their own families. To get involved in this effort contact: Arlene Jones
HEALTHY FOOD SHELVES
Working together with local farmers markets and other community partners, we would like to increase healthy food options for individuals and families who are in need. We would like to do so by:
- Establish a Crow Wing County Farmer’s Market Coalition – working together
- Assess accessibility to the community, and assist in bridging gaps in transportation or possible locations of the farmers markets.
- Develop and build partnerships in order to have an EBT reader, to assist in utilization of Market Bucks for SNAP, WIC, credit cards, and more!
- Educate and promote the local farmers markets, as to when and where they are located, and ways that you can get involved if you are interested.
To get involved in this effort contact:
Carolyn McQueen email@example.com or
Jackie Thurlow Jacqueline.Thurlow@EssentiaHealth.org
CROW WING COUNTY FOOD SHELVES
Brainerd Lakes Salvation Army Food Shelf, 208 S 5th St, Brainerd
218-829-1120 | Tues. – Fri. 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cuyuna Range Food Shelf, 302 Cross Ave, Crosby
218-546-7444 | 2nd & 3rd Wed. 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Crosslake Emergency Food Shelf, 34212 CR 3, Crosslake
218-692-1004 | 1st & 3rd Fri. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Emily Area Food Shelf, 20948 Co. Rd. #1, Emily
218-763-3097 | 3rd Wed. 9:30 – 11 a.m. & Thurs. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. & 1st Wed. 9:30 – 11 a.m. bread & produce only
Garrison Area Care Givers Food Shelf, 9535 Madison St., Garrison
320-692-5399 | Tues. & Thurs. 1 – 5 p.m.
Lakes Area Food Shelf, 29280 State Hwy 371, Pequot Lakes
218-568-8474 | Tues. & Thurs. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
MDH SHARES FOODSHELF SUCCESS STORY
The MN Department of Health shared the Brainerd Lakes Salvation Army Food Shelf as a choice model.
Click link below
Eating your fruits and vegetables
Learn how to harvest and prepare fresh fruits and vegetables through the Pick it! Try it! Like it! education created by iGrow. Their website features tips and recipes for fruits and vegetables you can grown at home or purchase from a local farmer or grocery store.
Click to download Top 10 Reasons to eat fruits and veggies Top 10 Reasons to Eat MORE Fruits
Click to download produce poster Summer Produce Poster-more words
Brainerd – TUESDAYS 8-12:30
Franklin Art Center, 1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd, MN 56401
Baxter – FRIDAYS 8-12:30
Viking Land Harley-Davidson, 7915 Highway 210, Baxter, MN 56425
Nisswa – THURSDAYS 8-12:30
American Legion, 25807 Main Street, Nisswa, MN 56468
Ideal Corners – SATURDAYS 9 am-1 pm
Accepts SNAP / EBT Benefits
Ideal Green Market Cooperative, 34988 County Road 39, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
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