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Chicago Public School Offering Free Lunch Over Sumnmer


The CPS LunchStop Program
serves free, healthy meals in a fun and familiar environment to help make nutritious meals more accessible to
students and the community during the summer.

LunchStop locations operate from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday at locations across the
city. To find a location, parents can visit the 2018 summer meal map at, call the
Illinois Hunger Hotline at (800) 359-2163, or text FOODIL to 877877.
Free summer meals are funded through the Summer Food Service Program sponsored by the United States
Department of Agriculture and administered by the Illinois State Board of Education.
Last year, LunchStop served approximately 170,000 meals at more than 95 locations throughout the city.

WHAT: CPS LunchStop Free Lunch Program
WHO: Open to ALL children ages 1-18 – children do NOT need to be CPS students in order to receive a free
WHERE: Locations across the city:
•To find a location, go to and click “LunchStop” (Note: the map feature
includes both LunchStops and “indoor locations” that host summer programs, including summer
school. Indoor locations only provide lunches to children participating in those programs, but all
children are eligible to receive meals at LunchStop
•Parents and students can also call the Illinois Hunger Hotline at (800) 359-2163 or text FOODIL to
•Monday, June 25, through Friday, August 24, 2018
•Meals are available Monday – Friday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For additional information, flyers, and location cards, please visit