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Illinois Hunger Coalition Hotline 1-800-359-2163

If you are in need of emergency or supplemental food, please visit Feeding Illinois.

Learn about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly known as the Food Stamp Program.  (Download English or Spanish version.)

For information about how to apply for SNAP, please visit the Illinois Department of Human Services website.

To find out how to bring a Summer Feeding Site to your community, please visit the Illinois State Board of Education website.

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The Heart of Summer Meals

August 8, 2018Corazón is the Spanish word for “heart,” and Corazón Community Services team members have huge hearts for the youth they serve meals to through the Summer Meals program. Corazón operates Fuerza Youth Center in Cicero, IL, and has participated in the Summer Meals program since 2007. For many kids, Fuerza is a second home. “The […]

Extending the Reach of Summer Meals

July 23, 2018The New Bethel M.B. Church in East St. Louis is a sponsor of the Summer Meals Program and has five sites under its sponsorship. Serving Summer Meals since 2000, “it’s our sustainability that I am most proud of, that we have been able to maintain in all these years. I didn’t see that at the […]

Keeping Up with the City of Evanston’s Summer Meals Program

July 23, 2018No Kid Leaves Hungry, a feature story on the City of Evanston’s Summer Meals Program appeared in the 2017 July edition of the Rise & Shine newsletter. Since then, Evanston’s Kenneth Cherry is back at serving the community through the Summer Meals Program. Serving over 200 kids daily, the Fleetwood-Jourdain Center continues to be a […]

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