Mountain Home Summer Feeding Program

The 2019 program has concluded! Thank you to everyone who was a part of this years program. See you next year!


Summer Feeding ProgramThe “Picnic in the Park” lunch program operates from noon to 1 PM weekdays at Carl Miller Park and Skyview Terrace Apartments (outside clubhouse). Meals are available free for children ages 1 up to age 18. Adults can receive the same meals for a small fee.

The 2019 Summer Feeding program begins June 3rd and concludes August 2nd.

The food served is reviewed for nutritional value by the USDA and Mountain Home qualifies as an approved Summer feeding location. This program is sponsored by St. Vincent de Paul but funded federally through the USDA. During the month of June 2018, more than 5,300 meals were served in the park!

This amazing program works in partnership with other community groups that provide fun activities for the free lunch recipients:

  • Golf Lessons by TJ Gomez from Desert Canyon Golf Course
  • Mountain Home Library- Twice weekly Literacy activities
  • Fire Department-Explore fire trucks and equipment
  • Wagon’s Ho-Explore history of the Old West
  • Mountain Home Museum-Explore Gold Mining
  • Bounce House-Recreational Fun

If you would like to partner with the Summer Feeding Program or volunteer contact Lisa Stover-Russel at (208) 599-0095. For all other inquires please ask at the feeding site.


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, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs).

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