Evanston’s Parks and Recreation Department will provide free cold breakfasts and lunches to youth ages 1 to 18 years old at six locations.

The program starts Monday and runs through Aug. 12.

Free meals will be available Monday through Friday, on a first-come, first-served basis. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

There are no residency or income-based restrictions to participate in the program. Meals will be available for grab-and-go only and guardians must accompany young children.

The meal sites are:

  • Dewey School, 1551 Wesley Ave.
  • Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St.
  • Mason Park, Church Street at Florence Avenue 
  • Robert Crown Community Center, 1801 Main St.
  • King Arts School, 2424 Lake St.
  • Oakton School, 436 Ridge Ave.

The Summer Food Service Program is funded by a grant from the Illinois State Board of Education. Menus are available at at each location. More information is available online.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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