Summer meals available for CPS students starting this week

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Chicago Public Schools launched its summer meals programs this week to ensure students continue to have access to free, nutritious meals over the summer.

The Summer Meals and LunchStop programs will be offered at hundreds of school locations throughout the district, including more than a dozen schools in Austin. Meals will be available beginning Tuesday, June 20 at outdoor LunchStop locations and starting June 26 at the district’s summer program sites.

Students who participate in summer programs, or who live in the area served by the summer program, will be able to access free meals – both breakfast and lunch – at their summer program site.

In addition to the Summer Meals program for summer program  students, children between the ages of 1 and 18 can access free and nutritious meals through the district’s LunchStop program even if they are not enrolled in CPS or a summer program. Children must be present to receive a meal and will need to consume the meal onsite. The summer LunchStop schedule is Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. through Aug. 9.

Families can find a location near them via the Summer Meal Finder.

Parents and students can also call (800) 359-2163 or text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 304-304 to find nearby summer meals sites, along with operating days and times. 

School menus are posted at

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