CPS is giving kids free lunch this summer


Lunch box with brown bread sandwich, red apple, grapes and cherry tomatoes

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CHICAGO — Starting Monday, kids in Chicago will have access to free lunch at 100 sites across the city.

The CPS program is open to all children ages 1 to 18; participants do not have to attend Chicago public schools to be eligible.

Meals are available 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday to Friday until August 24.

To find a location, parents can visit the 2018 summer meal map at cps.edu/summermealsmap, call the Illinois Hunger Hotline at 1-800-359-2163, or text FOODIL to 877877.

CPS LunchStop program meals are funded by the United States Department of Agriculture.


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