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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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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 […]

What is SFSP?

June 18, 2017What is the Summer Meals Program? You may be thinking: “Free Meals? No way!” Yes way. SFSP stands for Summer Food Service Program, 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) to provide free meals over […]

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