Free cold breakfasts and lunches are being served to youth ages 1 to 18 years old on a first-come, first-served basis at locations throughout the city. Breakfast and lunch will be available weekdays through Aug. 16, except July 4.
There are no residency or income-based restrictions to participate in the program. Free meals are available to all youth, but meals must be eaten on site and parents must accompany young children.
The meal sites are listed below:
Dewey School, 1551 Wesley Ave., cafeteria
Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St., park grounds
Mason Park, Church Street at Florence Avenue
Robert Crown Community Center, 1701 Main St., park grounds
King Arts School, 2424 Lake St., gymnasium
McGaw YMCA, 1000 Grove St., basement
Oakton School, 436 Ridge Ave., cafeteria
Salvation Army, 1403 Sherman Ave., cafeteria
Breakfast will be served from 7 to 9 a.m. at Dewey School, Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, Robert Crown Center, King Arts School and Oakton School.
Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, Mason Park, McGaw YMCA and The Salvation Army, and from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Robert Crown Center, Oakton School, Dewey School and King Arts School.
The Summer Food Service Program is funded by a grant from the Illinois State Board of Education. Menus are available at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center and on site at each location.