Nutrition Services

Summer Food Program

During the summer, Youth & Family Services offers free meals (breakfast and lunch) to any children, ages 1-18. Meals are served on a walk-in basis and no registration is required. Accompanying adults may purchase a meal for $2.50.

Breakfast and lunches are served
Monday - Friday, (May 30- August 18, 2017) at
410 E. Monroe St. in Rapid City.
Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Lunches will also be served at the Mother Butler Center (May 30- August 25, 2017) located at
231 Knollwood Drive in Rapid City from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The Summer Food Program is sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). For more information, call Melissa Byars at (605) 341-7231.


YFS Nutri-Library offers resources including established wellness curriculum books, videos, and DVDs, music, creative movement props and food models for demonstrations.

Nutrition Education and Counseling

YFS’ Registered Dietitian offers nutrition counseling within agency programs on a referral basis. Additionally, nutrition education classes and trainings are offered to families and staff to instill the importance of healthy lifestyles. Nutrition Services staff members also promote wellness activities and encourage children enrolled in YFS programs to engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity.

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) Email: This institution is an equal opportunity provider.