June 18, 2017

2017 Summer Meals Kickoff Event

Join the Chicago Summer Food Working Group for their annual Chicago Summer Meals Kick-off Event, on Friday June 23rd from 10 AM – 2 PM at Horner Park, 2741 W. Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60618. There will be lots of fun games, activities, and performances for kids and their families. Performances and activities include JWT (Jesse White Tumblers), Rainbow Fish book readings by Author, Marcus Pfister, and soccer with members of the UIC Flames.

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The Summer Meals kick-off event promotes and brings awareness to the Summer Meals Program. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP); also known as the Summer Meals Program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). The program provides nutritious meals to kids, age 18 and younger during the summer months ensuring children’s bodies and minds are healthy, strong and ready for the next school year.

Summer can be the hungriest time of the year for kids and the most expensive time for parents as kids no longer have access to free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). To help close this gap, the Summer Meals Program serves meals to kids during the summer months.

Kickoff the Summer Meals Program Friday, June 23rd at 10 AM in Horner Park!

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