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Food Opportunities for Children During COVID-19 School Break

Web posted March 24, 2020
The Crow Wing County Public Health Team has compiled a list of locations that will offer free meals for all children 18 years and under during the COVID-19 school break.

Baxter/ Brainerd: Brainerd Public Schools:
Free breakfast and lunch pick-up will be available from 11am-12:30 pm, March 18-27, 2020 to all children 18 years and under. See additional details including locations here: http://ow.ly/JBiH50yOm6I

Operation Sandwich:

Follow facebook page for current updates. Facebook: @OperationSandwich (218) 825-7682

The Burn: Offering free nutritional shakes to children. Facebook: @TheBurnShakeBar (218) 454-2077

Prairie Bay: Free meal to all kids Facebook: @prairie.grill (218) 824-6444

The Outreach Program of the Brainerd Lakes: Info on where meals are being distributed: Facebook: @Outreachprogrambla 218-961-0055

Soup Kitchen
Still operating, now doing takeout meals. Facebook: @brainerdsoupkitchen (218) 829-4203

Sweet Sinsations
Free meal to all kids (11:00-2:00) Facebook: @SweetSinsationsLLC (218) 203-9468

Crosby/ Ironton/ Deerwood:
Ironton American Legion: Free lunches for kids K-12 11am-2pm, Monday-Friday 218-546-5975

Iron Range Eatery: Free meal to all kids Facebook: @ironrangeeatery 218-545-5444

North Country Cafe: Boxed lunch for kids Facebook: @northcountrycafe Please call ahead: 218-820-6528

Nisswa/Pequot Lakes:
A-Pine Restaurant
Free bag lunch for kids between hours of 10:30-11:30 Facebook: @APineFamilyRestaurant 218-568-8353

Mainstreet Ale House

Free meal to all kids (Opens at 11:00AM) Facebook: @MainStreetAleHouse Please call ahead: 218-961-6724

Pequot Lakes Schools: Starting Wednesday, March 18th Pequot Lakes Schools will provide a breakfast and lunch bagged together for students. A bagged meal can be picked up at either the High School or Eagle View between 7 – 8:30 a.m. or 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. daily.

Please contact your child’s school office with the full name of the student(s) requesting meals for planning purposes.
EV: 218-562-6100
MS: 218-568-9357
HS: 218-568-9210

Pine River Backus Schools:
Take & Go Lunches will be available to those who need starting Monday, March 16 from 11-1 in the Commons Area. Lunches are free to anyone 18 and under. Offered Monday-Friday. 218-587-8000

Sherwood Forest:
Free meal to all kids Facebook: @sherwoodforestmn (218) 963-6261

Little Falls Wal-Mart Subway:
Starting Wednesday, March 18th and going through March 27th, LITTLE FALLS WAL-MART SUBWAY will be offering free kids-meals to school age children from 11am-2pm, Monday through Friday. (320) 631-0800

Pierz Subway:
Starting Tues March 17th and going through March 27th, PIERZ Subway will be offering free meals to school age kids from 11am-2pm, Monday through Friday. (320) 468-2100

Randall Subway:
Starting this Tuesday and going through March 27th, Randall Subway will be offering free meals to school age kids from 11am- 2pm, Monday through Friday. (320) 749-2744

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