Extra youth food distribution set for Wednesday

The city and Evanston school districts will provide an additional food distribution on Wednesday to help youths who did not receive meals distributed Monday.

Youth ages 1 to 18 who didn't get meals Monday can pick up free cold breakfasts and lunches -- three of each -- from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at: 

  • Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St.
  • Robert Crown Community Center, 1801 Main St.
  • Kamen Park David Wood Fieldhouse, 1111 South Blvd.
  • Mason Park, Church Street and Florence Avenue.

There are no residency or income-based restrictions to participate in the program. Free meals are available to all youth. Meals will be grab-and-go; no meals will be eaten on site.

Meals for the week will also be available at these locations on Monday, March 30, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

A news release says the city and school districts 65 and 202 are working on an improved strategy to meet the demand of a once-a-week pickup in the future, as the COVID-19 shutdown of schools continues.

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