What We Do

Learn more about what we do at Every Meal. If you have questions about our food visit the link below. Want to know more about our food program visit the link below. See where we work and watch a video that will explain our mission and the goal we have to fight child hunger.

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Our Food

Every Meal is committed to using only GOOD FOOD – nutritious, delicious, and relevant – that retains the dignity of our children and families.


Our Weekend Food Program is the core of our organization. It is our response to a need we hear frequently from Principals and school staff: “My students don’t have food on the weekends, can you help?”

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Every Meal also works to expand access to food for our community over the winter break. Typically available from December through January, children and families can pick up Every Meal bags from several Minneapolis Parks, all YMCA Twin Cities branches, and additional locations.

Every Meal expands food access to children and families during the winter months through community partnerships. A number of locations throughout the Twin Cities have Every Meal bags available during the winter months, typically from November to January


Summer looks different for every family, especially for children living with food insecurity. Every Meal works to close the food gaps children face during the summer months through various programs.

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Where We Work

We work where we live, right here in Minnesota. Our multiple food gap programs are making a significant impact on child hunger throughout the Twin Cities and beyond. Our services aren’t restricted by certain cities, counties, or school districts. We serve children in urban, suburban, and rural communities.