Articles, Events, & Trainings Listing of Free Summer Meal Programs



Articles, Events, & Trainings Listing of Free Summer Meal Programs
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Employers of the Day/ On-site Hiring Events
Interview with Confidence - North St. Paul Workforce Center on
Monday, June 8th from 9-11:30.
Employer of the Day - MDM Rubicon. Washington County Cottage
Grove Workforce Center on Wednesday, June 10th from 1-3.
Financial Literacy - Washington County Woodbury Workforce Center on
Thursday, June 11th from 9-4.
For additional Jobs or Career fairs:
Listing of Free Summer Meal Programs for
Kids 2015
Note: Most programs start on or after June 9 and end around
August 22.
1. Second Harvest – Has resources for the entire
state. Go to Services, Partners & Programs. Click on Summer Food
Service Program. Click on MN map. Enter address.
2. Minneapolis Public School –
This page will have information on dates, sites & applications.
Available for all children 1-18 years old.
3. Food Truck Sites (June 8 – August 14) - Sumner Field/Library, N
8th & N Bryant Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411 11:00-11:45, Mon-Fri.
Jackson Square Park, 2212 Jackson St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
12:00-12:45, Mon-Fri. North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Ave N,
Minneapolis, MN 55411, 1:00-1:45, Mon-Fri.
4. Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board – Enter Summer Meal Program in Search
5. St. Paul Public School – Sends
you to Second Harvest site.
6. SPPS Food Truck - Starting June 12, offering free lunches and
snacks to youth this summer around the city. There are no income
requirements to participate. The truck will serve youth ages 18 years
and under, as well as persons with disabilities, over age 18, who
participate in school programs for people who are mentally or
physically disabled. A complete list of SPPS Food Truck sites can be
found at
7. Burnsville-Eagan-Savage ISD 191 – Go to
Services, then Food Services, then Summer Food service (left side).
8. Westonka Public School – Enter Summer Food Programs in
Search box
9. Hopkins Public School- Have had free
summer food programs for their district in the past. No information for
10. Richfield School District & Recreation Services – Have had free summer food programs for
their district in the past. No information for 2015. Check Nutrition
11. Minnesota Food Share - (Listing of
programs state-wide). Click on Food Shelf Finder. Click on Summer
Food Services Program in Search area.
June Events, Workshops and Educational
Information Technology Training - Taking Applications now through
June 29 to begin class on July 20, 2015
Interested in FREE training to become an IT Support Specialist? This
program offers free certification and a paid apprenticeship for graduates!
Those who successfully complete this free eight-week hands-on training
program in information technology (IT) may qualify for a six-month paid
apprenticeship up to $15 per hour with a local participating company, usually
in the role of help-desk support, technical support, or call center professional.
An apprenticeship is the kind of on-the-job experience that full-time
employers are looking for. Studies show that job applicants with relevant
work experience can have an advantage over those with degrees but no
such experience.
This is a nonprofit program. There is absolutely no cost involved and no prior
experience necessary!
Training slots are limited, so apply now! The training location is on a bus line.
Participants who complete training will be able to sit for the CompTIA A+
certification exam.
Is your women-owned business READY TO GROW?
Funded by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic
Development (DEED), Scale Up! Twin Cities will help level the playing field
for women entrepreneurs--particularly for businesses owned by women of
color and women in traditionally male-dominated fields.
Women-owned businesses selected for the
Scale Up! Twin Cities program will receive an
array of resources to help them accelerate
their business growth. This includes proven
entrepreneurial training, financial
management tools and coaching--an $8,000 value--all at no cost to
participants. Business owners will also have access to capital for business
Attached is the brochure for the New Leaf
workshop to be held at the Brooklyn Park
WorkForce Center/Hennepin North on Friday,
June 19, 2015. Space is limited. The New Leaf
job seekers’ workshop is scheduled from 9:00
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Participants are obligated to
attend the full workshop, and early departures
will not be permitted.
specifically for job seekers who must address a
criminal record in their job search process and
who are realizing difficulty obtaining employment due to their barriers and
criminal records. This class combines our nationally recognized Creative Job
Search platform and adds special strategies, unique to the ex-offender, for
addressing and overcoming barriers to employment, including how, when, &
why to disclose your record, addressing concerns from employers,
answering tough interview questions, WOTC, and Federal Bonding
programs, and “Ban the Box” concerns.
Participants can register for this workshop on-line at: or by calling the Brooklyn Park Workforce Center, Hennepin
North at 763-279-4400.
****Note: If a customer is interested in attending the New Leaf class, they
must first have a log-in ID and a Password in order to
register for this specific workshop.
Thanks again to all of you who promote this needed service and for all
the help you are providing. You can view all workshop listings throughout
the state at:
South Washington County School
District 833 Job Fair
South Washington County School District 833
will be at the Cottage Grove Workforce
Center on Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 9:00
am – 12:00 pm
Representatives from various departments
will be at the Job Fair to answer questions and help you in making decisions
about which occupation might be the best fit. This is a great opportunity to
meet those who are making the hiring decisions. You will need to complete
an online application to be considered.
There is an opportunity to meet with Human Resources and representatives
from each of the departments at the event. You can ask questions about
what the job would be like and what skills they most look for in candidates.
Dress professionally.
Positions Available:
Food Services, Paraprofessional, Custodian,
Bus Driver, Clerical and District Substitutes
SAVE THE DATE! Construction On-Site Hiring Event
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the Hennepin South
WorkForce Center, Bloomington (4220 West Old
Shakopee Road, Ste 100, Bloomington, MN 55437 on
France Avenue & Old Shakopee Road)
The day will start with an industry informational panel/Q&A session followed
by the Construction On-Site Hiring Event. MORE INFORMATION COMING!
Informational panel/Q&A – 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Construction On-Site Hiring Event – 10 a.m. – Noon
Contact Beth Jameston, Business Service Representative/
Construction Specialist.
Direct: 952-703-7761 Cell: 651-336-0579
Email: [email protected]
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