Free, healthy meals available to Michigan children through summer-long program

Posted at 3:04 PM, Jun 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-15 16:48:05-04

Free, healthy meals are available to Michigan children over the summer break under the Michigan Department of Education's Meet Up and Eat Up program.

“It’s vitally important that kids continue to eat nutritious meals over the summer to keep them healthy and fueled to continue learning while they’re out of school,” Interim State Superintendent Sheila Alles said.

Those up to 18 are eligible for the meals at dozens of schools and other locations statewide.

People, regardless of age, who are determined to be mentally or physically disabled by MDE or a local school district are eligible for the meals.

The MDE's summer food service program was created to ensure that children in lower-income areas could continue to receive nutritious meals during school breaks.

To find the nearest Meet Up and Eat Up site, use the MDE's locator map at

Though most sites serve meals on weekdays, some serve them on weekends, as well.