Summer is here!
Did you know that more than 3,300 kids in the Brainerd Lakes Area school districts rely on their school’s free and reduced-price meal programs for lunch? For these kids, when the school year ends, so does the school lunch program— challenging families financially during the summer months.
Bridges of Hope, through Operation Sandwich, provides much needed meals weekly to students facing summer hunger. Grocery bags including 5 days’ worth of bread, peanut butter, jelly, granola bars, fruit snacks, an additional snack, and fresh fruit and/or vegetables are available for pick-up once per week.
How does it work?
Each week that you would like lunch supplies, simply sign up before Wednesday at 10 AM to let us know how many people are in your household and which location you would like to pick up at. You are welcome to pick up your lunch kit at whichever site is the most convenient for you, regardless of where you live or your child attends school! This process is completely anonymous, but if you need help feel free to call Bridges of Hope at 218-825-7682 and we can help you get it taken care of. On Thursday, go to the pickup site at the time listed, and give them the last 4 digits of your phone number in order to get your lunch kit. **SIGN UP LINK COMING SOON**