District 27 and Local Partners Expands Free Summer Meals for 2018
Kickoff May 31st with a Carnival theme
Two locations and three days a week in June and July
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[May 22, 2018]
- District #27 announced today that it will once again be providing
free lunches to children this summer as a participant of the Summer
Food Service Program (SFSP). SFSP is a federally funded program that
provides nutritious meals during the summer months. All children 18
and under are invited to participate.
31st, the program will kick-off with a carnival-themed event
featuring free lunch, inflatables and games from 11am-1pm at the
Lincoln Junior High School ball diamond. The lunch will include hot
dogs, hamburgers, veggie sticks, fruit cups, dessert and drink. In
the event of rain, the event will move indoors to the Lincoln Junior
From June 5th to July 26th the program will provide free lunches to
children 18 or younger on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Meals
will be available from 12-12:30pm at the Lincoln Junior High and
Northwest Elementary School. No to-go meals are available. Adults
attending with the children may purchase a lunch for $3.
Participants are also invited to take part in free activities from
11:30am-12pm. On Tuesdays the University of Illinois-Extension 4-H
Program will provide free STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and
Math) activities and on Thursdays the Crazy CATCH Lady will lead
participants in fun gym activities to promote physical fitness.
“District #27 in partnership with the First Presbyterian Church of
Lincoln, Immanuel Lutheran Church of Lincoln, University of Illinois
Extension 4-H, and the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Community
Health Collaborative is excited to provide this wonderful
opportunity for Lincoln youth this summer. We invite and encourage
not only our students, but all children 18 and younger to take
advantage of this wonderful program,” said Kent Froebe, District 27
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The First Presbyterian Church along with Immanuel Lutheran Church of Lincoln
will be providing volunteers for the program.
The SFSP takes place throughout the state of Illinois. All children 18 or
younger are eligible to participate in any location. To find additional free
summer meal sites, individuals can call 1-800-359-2163, text FoodIL to 877877 or
visit www.summer mealsillinois.org.
Free Summer Meals are part of the Summer Food Service Program sponsored by the
United States Department of Agriculture and administered by the Illinois State
Board of Education.
[District 27 Superintendent Kent