St. Cloud Public Library, Yes Network serving free lunches during summer


ST. CLOUD, Minn. (June 5, 2018) – The St. Cloud Public Library is pleased to partner with the Yes Network as a site for free lunches for kids, all summer long, for the second year.


Who: All kids 18 and younger

What: Free, nutritious hot lunches

Where: Mississippi Room, St. Cloud Public Library



June 11- August 10

11:30 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.

The meal program runs through the same dates as Great River Regional Library’s Summer Reading Program.

Why: There are many reasons partnerships between summer lunch programs and libraries are beneficial. For further reading on this topic, see these articles from the American Library Association and the New York Times.


Last year, the library and the Yes Network served over 1,800 meals and were able to deliver leftover food to Anna Marie's Alliance in St. Cloud.

The Summer Food Service Program is made possible through the work of generous volunteers, who serve meals, monitor the lunch area and assist with setup and cleanup.

To learn more, call the library at 320-650-2500.