Free Summer Lunches for Kids: 2023

The Free Summer Lunch Program is back! Again this summer all kids ages 1-18 can get a FREE, healthy lunch at one of many locations in Ashwaubenon, De Pere, Howard and Green Bay. There is no need to sign up, register or apply–all kids are eligible and can just show up to get their lunch! This program is through The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, which provides nutritious meals to children during the summer, when free and reduced-price school meals are typically unavailable. This program fills a void when school lunches are not available and helps parents meet the nutritional needs of their children. You can find the complete list of all locations serving summer lunches in the Green Bay Area and search your area with this link or see below for more information on these area programs.

Please note: The below list may not be comprehensive. You should check the links above for the most complete and up-to-date information. Lunch trucks at parks typically only stay for about 10 minutes, so don’t be late to pick up your lunch or you might miss out! Also, no lunches will be served on July 4th.

Program runs Monday through Friday, June 12th-August 15th at 2 locations.
Fort Howard Park: Bag lunches served about noon Mon-Fri
Parkview Middle School: Lunches will be served about noon Mon-Fri after summer school in school cafeteria. You do NOT have to be enrolled in summer school to get a lunch.
Other notes: Each person must be present to receive lunch. Adults 19+ may purchase a lunch for $3 (cash only). Call 920-492-2331 for more information.

De Pere
Program runs Monday through Friday, June 12th-August 18th at Optimist & Legion Parks and June 6th-August 2nd at Westwood Elementary. No meals served July 3-6.
Optimist Park: 11:00-11:30
Legion Park: 12:00-12:30
Westwood Elementary School: 11:45-12:30
Dickinson Elementary School: 10:45-11 (through August 10th)
Nicolet Townhomes: 11:45-12:30 (through August 2nd)
VFW Park: 11:45-12:30 (through August 2nd)
Other notes: Adults 19+ may purchase a lunch for $4 (cash only). Severe weather location for Optimist Park is De Pere Middle School (700 Swan Rd).

Program runs Monday through Friday, June 12th-August 18th at five park locations & two schools.
Meadowbrook Park: 12:15-1:00
Pinewood Park: 11:25-11:40
Pamperin Park: 12:00-12:15
Duck Creek Quarry: 12:30-12:50
Deer Run Park: 1:05-1:20
Meadowbrook School: 11:30-11:45 (from June 11th-August 24th)
Howard Elementary: 8:15-8:45 & 11-12:45 (from June 11th-August 17th)
Other notes: Adults 19+ may purchase a lunch for $3.50 (cash only). 

Green Bay 
Program runs Monday through Friday, June 19th-August 4th or 18th at school locations and June 14th-August 18th at park/other locations. (Some select locations may run longer.) Dates and times of serving varies at locations, so visit this link for a complete list of locations and times lunch will be served. Times and locations are also listed below. School locations will also be serving breakfast. Food will NOT be served July 3rd-7th.

Park lunches will be available at various times between 11AM and 1PM Monday thru Friday at 17 Green Bay parks & 7 other locations! The park lunch schedule is as follows:

Art Garage: 12-1
Astor: 12:35-12:45
Beaumont: 11:55-12:05
Central Library: 11:15-11:30
Children’s Museum: 11:25-11:45
Colburn (Upper): 12:10-12:20
DeBroux: 12:40-12:50
Eastman: 11:55-12:05
Fisk: 12:50-1
Fritsch: 11:15-11:25
Green Bay Botanical Garden: 10:55-11:15
Joannes: 12:50-1
John Muir: 11:55-12:05
Josten: 12:20-12:30
Kennedy: 11:05-11:15
Marquette: 12:10-12:20
Mather Heights: 12:30-12:40
McAuliffe: 11:05-11:15
National Railroad Museum: 11:30-11:45
Neville Public Museum: 12:45-1
Seymour: 11:05-11:15
Southwest Library: 12:25-12:35 (M-W & Fri–no Thursday lunches)
VT Pride: 11:40-11:50
Wilder: 11:25-11:35

Schools will be serving both breakfast AND lunch at various times between 7:15AM-9:15AM and 10:45AM-12:40PM Monday thru Friday at 19 locations. That schedule is as follows:

Baird Elementary: 8:45-9:15 & 12-12:30
Chappell Elementary: 8:30-9 & 11:30-12
Doty Elementary: 7:45-8:15 & 10:45-11:30
East High: 7:15-8:15 & 11:15-12:30
Edison Middle: 7:15-7:30 & 8:30-9 & 11:45-12:15
Eisenhower Elementary: 7:45-8:15 & 11-11:30
Howe Community School: 7:45-9:30 & 10:50-11:30
Jefferson Head Start: M-R 8:45-9:15 & 11:30-12
John Dewey Academy of Learning: 9:45-10:15 & 12:20-12:30
Kennedy Elementary: 8:15-8:45 & 11:30-12
Lincoln Elementary: 7:45-8:15 & 11-11:30
Minoka Hill: 9-9:30 & 11:40-11:50
NEW at NWTC: 9-9:30 & 11:35-11:45
Nicolet Elementary: 8:15-8:45 & 11-12
Preble High: 7:30-8:30 & 12-12:30
Southwest High: 7:30-9 & 12-12:30
Washington Middle: 8:45-9:15 & 12:10-12:40
West High: 7:30-9:15 & 11:30-12:30
Wilder Elementary: 8:45-9:15 & 12-12:30

Other notes: Adults 19+ may purchase a lunch for $5, breakfast for $2.85 and 1 milk carton for 50 cents (cash only).

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