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Summer Meals Program Provides Free, Healthy Meals and Snacks

June 9th, 2017

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Program open to all youth age 18 and under to fill the nutritional gap during the summer months.

Many families across the state depend on their children’s schools to provide regular, healthy meals. The Illinois State Board of Education manages the Summer Meals program to ensure children have continued access to free and nutritious meals and snacks during the summer months when school is out.

The program serves children and teens age 18 and younger.

To find a meal site near you, call (800) 359-2163, text “FoodIL” or “ComidasIL” to 877-877, or visit The days and times of operation vary by site.

To learn more about this year’s Summer Meals program, click here.