Thanks to a grant from the Illinois State Board of Education, the city will be serving free cold lunches to Evanston youngsters, ages 1-18, on a first-come, first-served basis, from Wednesday, June 11, through Aug. 15, on Mondays through Fridays, except for July 4.

Lunch will be provided at Mason Park, Church Street at Florence Avenue; James Park, located at the fieldhouse west of the Levy Center at 300 Dodge Ave.; and the parks adjacent to Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St., and Robert Crown Community Center, 1701 Main St.

While lunches are available to all youth, regardless of residency or family income, they must be eaten on site and parents must accompany young children.

Lunches are served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fleetwood-Jourdain and Mason Park, while they are served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Robert Crown and James Park.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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