CHA is continuing the fight against childhood hunger through its annual participation in the Summer Food Service Program by hosting 29 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 Wednesday, June 22, 2016  the first weekday after the last day of school for Chicago Public Schools and ends on the last day of summer before school begins in the fall, Friday, September 2, 2016.  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 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.