About Us

The Illinois No Kid Hungry campaign is a partnership between Share Our Strength, the nation’s leading child anti-hunger organization, the Commission to End Hunger and partner organizations throughout Illinois. The campaign aims to end childhood hunger by using proven strategies, including increasing access to federally-funded child nutrition programs including school breakfast and summer meal programs.

The Summer Feeding Program is proudly sponsored by the following organizations in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture and the Illinois State Board of Education:

Catholic Charities
FSP, Archdiocese of Chicago Nutrition Services
Chicago Public Schools
Chicago Department of Family and Support Services
Chicago Housing Authority
Eastern Illinois Food Bank
Northern Illinois Food Bank

Greater Chicago Food Depository
Illinois Coalition for Community Services
Illinois Hunger Coalition
St. Louis Area Food Bank

In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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 […]

No Kid Leaves Hungry

July 20, 2017The Summer Meals Kenneth Cherry is able to offer kids at sites in Evanston are a far cry from the “choke sandwiches” he remembers eating as a kid. The City of Evanston operates seven Summer Meals sites (Fleetwood – Jourdain Center, James Park, Kingsley School, Mason Park, McGraw YMCA, Oakton School, and the Robert Crown […]

Our Partners

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