Free Summer Meals for Children

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With school out for the summer, some children do not have access to the breakfast programs that are available when school is in session. “Rise and Shine Illinois” is an organization that helps to bridge this „summer gap” by providing free breakfast for Illinois children.

A comprehensive directory and map of summer meal sites by ZIP code can be found at

For more information consult the web site or call 800.359.2163.

This statewide program has many sponsors including Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Housing Authority, Greater Chicago Food Depository, Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, and Northern Illinois Food Bank.

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