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CHA is continuing the fight against childhood hunger through its annual participation in the Summer Food Service Program by hosting 30 Summer Food sites in or near CHA developments.

The Agency’s Summer Food Service Program sites provide breakfast and lunch in partnership with the Greater Chicago Food Depository through its grant from the Illinois State Board of Education, which receives federal funds for distribution from the USDA.

There is no cost. All summer meals offered through the ISBE/USDA Summer Food Service Program sites are FREE to youth ages 18 and younger and to persons 18 – 21 who have a mental or physical disability. The program begins Thursday, June 23, 2017 and ends on the last day of summer before school begins in the fall, Friday, September 1, 2017.  Food distribution is handled by CHA residents who are hired as Nutrition Aides through the Transitional Jobs Program, funded by CHA.

To find a Summer Meals site in  your community, please visit www.SummerMealsIllinois.org or the USDA Summer Meal Finder. Also you can call the Illinois Hunger Coalition Hotline at (800) 359-2163 or text FoodIL to 877-877.

To find out how to bring a Summer Feeding site to your community, please visit the Illinois State Board of Education’s website www.ISBE.net.