Meet Up and Chow Down

What is Meet Up and Chow Down?

United Way of Northeastern Minnesota has teamed up with the Range Center, Chisholm Food Shelf and Chisholm Public Library to pilot “Meet Up and Chow Down” in Chisholm.  Free lunch will be provided Monday through Thursday from 12:30 – 1:30 at the Chisholm Kiwanis Park for kids ages one to 18 ALL SUMMER!  “Meet Up and Chow Down” is a part of the USDA and MDE Summer Food Service Program. 

What is the need?

Over 671 children in United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN) service territory on the Iron Range are enrolled in the Buddy Backpack Program each school year. The UWNEMN Board and Staff recognized the need for a summer food program. School districts have also expressed a need for such a program in the summer, when the Buddy Backpack program is available. Starting June 6th, 2016 UWNEMN is piloting this summer meals program in Chisholm, MN. If all goes well, the plan is to expand the program to other communities within UWNEMN's service territory. 

More Information

If you have questions or would like additional information on Meet Up and Chow Down, please call Elizabeth at 218-254-3329 or email