• Parents go door-to-door to raise awareness for summer programs
    One of the main roadblocks to feeding hungry children during the summer is awareness, as families in need often don’t know about the programs available to them. To address this issue, the Food Depository partners with Community Organizing and Family…
  • Food for Thought
    Summer is a difficult time for hungry children in our community. When school is out, children enrolled in the free or reduced price meal program lose two meals per day. This need is significant, but many organizations respond with programs…
  • Attention! Attention!
    A Governor’s Proclamation has been released that recognizes June 16th as Summer Food Service Program Day! Children who suffer from food insecurity are more at risk of chronic illnesses, behavioral issues, or both. The USDA describes “food insecurity” as having…
  • How does SFSP work?
    It seems too good to be true- where does the money for Free Summer Meals come from? The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funds the Free Summer Meals program. The program was created in 1968 to help feed children…
Anyone 18 and under may receive a meal.
Many sites are open sites.
Just show up
and get a meal!
ALL Summer Meals served are reimbursed
by the USDA.

The Illinois No Kid Hungry campaign is a partnership between Share Our Strength, the nation’s leading child anti-hunger organisation, the Commission to End Hunger and partner organisations throughout Illinois. The campaign aims to end childhood hunger by using proven strategies, including increasing access to federally-funded child nutrition programs including school breakfast and summer meal programs.