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Free Meals for Children and Teens This Summer

Visit the Lunch Bus for free, nutritious meals at convenient locations throughout the South and West suburbs.


Get Free Meals for Your Children this Summer from the Lunch Bus

While school is out of session, the Lunch Bus delivers free summer meals at convenient neighborhood locations throughout the West and South Suburbs.

Children and teens 18 and under can receive nutritious meals for free. The Lunch Bus will deliver meals Monday through Friday from June 10 through August 23, 2024.

Find the Lunch Bus


Find the Lunch Bus at South and West Suburb Locations Near You

Children must be present to receive meals. Meals must be eaten on site. No registration required.

First Evangelical Lutheran Church

2519 Grove St., Blue Island, 60406

Distribution time: 10:40-11:10 a.m.

Grande Prairie Public Library

3479 W. 183rd St., Hazel Crest, 60429

Distribution time: 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Downey Park

300 Jeffrey Ave., Calumet City, 60409

Distribution time: 1:40 - 2:10 p.m.

John W Needles Park

1122 Main St., Dolton, 60419

Distribution time: 2:25 - 2:55 p.m.

Berwyn Township

6600 W. 26th St., Berwyn, 60402

Distribution time: 10:40-11:10 a.m.

Justice Park District

7747 S. Oak Grove Ave., Justice, 60458

Distribution time: 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Francione Park

W. Le Moyne St. & 36th Ave., Stone Park, 60165

Distribution time: 1:05 - 1:35 p.m.

Maywood Park District

921 S. 9th Ave., Maywood, 60153

Distribution time: 2:30 - 3 p.m.

Find More Free Summer Meals Near You

The Greater Chicago Food Depository and other community organizations provide free nutritious meals for children and teens at locations across Illinois. Find other locations for free summer meals near you.

Get Resources and Support for Your Family

The Greater Chicago Food Depository is here whenever you need us.

Find additional assistance programs and support for families including access to healthy food, free diapers, benefits programs and more to empower your family towards a strengthened, hunger-free future.

Support for families

Get Help Buying Food for Your Kids This Summer with Summer EBT

Your family can receive a debit card to purchase groceries for your children during the summer when school is out. Summer EBT provides eligible families with a monthly grocery benefit to feed their children during summer months when kids are not receiving free or reduced-price meals at school.