Beginning Wednesday, June 11, free cold lunches will be served to youth age 1-18 on a first-come, first-served basis. Lunches will be available daily, Monday through Friday, until August 15, 2014. There will be no lunch service on Friday, July 4.

Lunch will be provided at the following sites: Mason Park, Church St. at Florence Ave.; James Park, located at the Fieldhouse west of the Levy Center at 300 Dodge Ave.; and the parks adjacent to Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St. and Robert Crown Community Center, 1701 Main St.

There are no residency or income-based restrictions to participate in the program. Free lunches are available to all youth, but lunches must be eaten on site and parents must accompany young children. Lunches are served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Fleetwood-Jourdain and Mason Park, while lunches are served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Robert Crown and James Park.

The Summer Food Service Program is coordinated by the City of Evanston’s Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center and funded by a grant from the Illinois State Board of Education. In accordance with federal law and United States Department of Agriculture policy, this program is available to all eligible children without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. For more information, please call 847-448-8254.