Summer Hunger

It’s a collaboration made in heaven! Funded through USDA, Bismarck Public Schools generously makes meals that hundreds of United Way Volunteers serve throughout the summer months at schools in 11 low-income neighborhoods. It’s a safe way to ensure kids don’t go hungry when school is out of session.

Bismarck Public Schools offers a FREE summer lunch program for local kids ages 18 and under Monday-Friday May 29th through July 19th (excluding July 4th and 5th). All 11 sites that United Way volunteers are helping serve are listed below. All of these sites serve 11:15 - 12:00 pm. 

Thankfully, our United Way supporters are committed to taking care of kids when they aren’t at school - feeding any child in need over the weekends and throughout the summer months.

In 2023, 569 volunteers and 29 businesses served 23,542 meals in 11 parks!

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Bartlett & West

Bismarck Sites are:

Will-Moore Elementary 

Grimsrud Elementary 

Jeanette Myhre Elementary

Dorothy Moses Elementary

Pioneer Elementary

Centennial Elementary

Highland Acres Elementary

Roosevelt Elementary

Northridge Elementary

Solheim Elementary

Miller Elementary


  • Azurance Group
  • Bank of North Dakota
  • Bartlett & West, Inc.
  • Basin Electric Cooperative
  • Bismarck-Mandan Board of Realtors
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND
  • Brady Martz
  • Bravera Bank
  • Bremer Bank
  • Capital Credit Union
  • Cornerstone Bank
  • Doosan Bobcat
  • Eide Bailly
  • EMC Insurance
  • Farstad Oil
  • First Western Bank & Trust
  • Freedom Financial Group
  • Gate City Bank
  • Horizon Financial Bank
  • House of Prayer Lutheran Church
  • Kirkwood Bank & Trust
  • KLJ
  • Knife River
  • Maring Law
  • Midco
  • MDU Resources Group, Inc.
  • ND Bankers Association
  • ND Housing Finance Agency
  • Starion Bank
  • Stifel
  • Townsquare Media
  • United Church of Christ
  • University of Mary
  • VUE Credit Union
  • Workforce Safety Insurance (WSI)