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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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Summer Meals rock in Rock Island

July 27, 2015Thirteen years ago, staff at Church of Peace in Rock Island began working on the Summer Meals Program with just one site. This year there are 29 sites and they are still growing. 1 in 5 children in Rock Island is at risk of hunger. Nora Steele, Summer Meals Program Sponsor, knows that reality perhaps […]

What is SFSP?

May 24, 2015Welcome to Summer Meals Illinois’ blog! We are so excited that you are here. You may be thinking: “Free Meals? No way!” Yes way. SFSP stands for Summer Food Service Program and it provides free meals over the summer to kids less than 18 years of age. A community is eligible for an SFSP site […]

How does SFSP work?

May 24, 2015It seems too good to be true- where does the money for Free Summer Meals come from? The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funds the Free Summer Meals program. The program was created in 1968 to help feed children over the summer.

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