Many families in Albuquerque can benefit from the city's free breakfast and lunch program every summer. Participating locations hand out nutritious meals to youth 1-18 years at no cost. While most families know the Youth Food Service Program as giving out free lunches, it is lesser known that many of the participating locations also give out breakfasts. This program is a great way to help reduce hunger for our children in Albuquerque. There are many Youth Food Service Program sites around Albuquerque. See a map of all locations at the bottom of the program page along with what times meals are served. Breakfast and lunch menus are also available so that you may plan your trips accordingly.
Meals must be received in whole and eaten at the program site itself. The city asks that kids clean up after themselves after meals. There is no registration required to receive a meal, however certain sites may prefer you register for their location so that they can track the amount of families coming in. This can help give an accurate count of meals needed for children in the neighborhood. Meals are given out on a first come first served basis.