|One in five children in Cook County don’t know where their next meal is coming from.|
“A lot of our children come from families that are struggling to eat,” said Calmeca Academy Principal Frances Garcia. “For some of our students, this market is the only access to fruits and veggies they have.”
|Parent volunteers help pass out fresh fruit and veggies at Healthy Kids Markets locations throughout Cook County each week.|
Thankfully, this year the Food Depository and other organizations are teaming up with Share Our Strength to raise awareness of free summer meal programs to ensure no child has to go hungry when school is out.
Check out these new tools to find the nearest free summer meal location:
- Text: FoodIL to 877877
- Visit the Share Our Strength online searchable database.
- Download an Android App.
- Call (800) 359-2163