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Valley View’s Summer Food Truck

June 20, 2018  Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook is one of six total stops on Valley View School District 365U summer mobile meal route. Valley View’s summer mobile meals started in 2017, serving Bolingbrook and Romeoville. The mobile routes: 3 in Bolingbrook and 3 in Romeoville serves anywhere between 400-800 meals a day. It was a natural […]

2018 Summer Meal Grant Application Open

February 21, 2018  The Summer Meals Program grants cycle has opened! Grants will help organizations expand access to and participation in United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) supported summer meal programs. To learn more about the Summer Food Service Program visit the USDA’s website.   Mini-grants up to $5,000 are to be used for equipment, personnel, transportation, and other […]

Filling the Gap with Summer Meals

August 10, 2017Marcus “Marco” Halsey offers the youth of North Lawndale “a hug and an opportunity” with Summer Meals. Halsey is the CEO and Founder of Generating Adolescent Productivity (G.A.P.), a Benevolence Foundation located in the B.T. Little Center in Chicago’s North Lawndale community. “As a Benevolence Foundation, we are about giving back to the community,” said […]

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