Many children within the community have lost the guarantee of a nutritious meal. That Pop-up Restaurant is an innovative social program that offers free meals to all Chase County residents between the ages of 1-18. While there are specific criteria that a summer feeding program must meet, that doesn't mean the food has to be bland and boring. Dr. Matthew Shepherd of Social Innovation Laboratory had an idea to shake up the summer feeding program format by providing quality food options that taste good and are presented in an environment free of the social stigmas that are typically associated with summer feeding programs.


That Pop-up Restaurant is a real restaurant. We invite you to bring your friends and family out for good food and good times. Adult meals are offered at affordable prices and as always, kids aged 1-18 eat for free. 




That Pop-up Restaurant is able to furnish free meals to children between the ages of 1-18 through a grant provided by the USDA, This restaurant would not be possible without collaborations with the Chase County school district, Kris Larkin, Shannon Foxen, and the generosity of the Cottonwood Falls City Council.

Would you like to contribute your time or resources to further the mission of That Pop-up Restaurant?


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

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.