Summer Food Program

One in six children in the U.S. don’t know where their next meal is coming from. The summer is a particularly vulnerable time for kids who rely on free or reduced-price meals during the school year. At the YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties, we know that children who receive daily nutrition are set up to succeed. 

We continue to help kids reach their full potential by participating in the Summer Food Service Program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

We provide FREE access to healthy meals in Cass and Clay Counties to ALL children up to age 18 AT NO CHARGE when school is out for summer. All meals meet standards established by the USDA.

Days & Times Offered:

The Summer Food Program is a seasonal program. However, the YMCA offers the To-Go Meal Program during the school year. Stay tuned for more information.


The Y welcomes donations in order to continue to enhance the quality of the Summer Food Program through healthy meals. Interested in donating monetarily? Please contact Lorrie Thoemke, Vice President of Learning Centers, at or 701.364.4119. Interested in donating food supplies? Please contact Katie Anderson, Learning Center Food Program Specialist, at or 218.359.2322.

For more information about the Summer Food Program, please contact Katie Anderson, Learning Center Food Program Specialist, at or 218.359.2322.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.