The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session
There are open sites and closed sites for free meals. Open sites are meal sites where anyone under the age of 18 can get a free meal. There is no fee, no sign-up, and no proof of identity or legal status required. You just walk in and grab a meal! Closed sites are meal sites that require sign-up and sometimes require a small fee to participate throughout the summer. These can include summer camps or other programming that you have to register for.
Below you will find a list of currently registered summer meals programs in southern Illinois along with some other locations that offer free or reduced meals during the summer months: The information below has been obtained from the USDA website- please call in advance to confirm
Christopher Elementary School- Christopher students only 5/30/2017 Date Closed 6/30/2017 Days of OperationM,T,W,TH,F Meal Types ServedL Lunch Time11:00AM-1:00PM Site Phone Number(618) 724-7604
CES will again host a summer lunch program for children 18 years and younger. Those children who attend will receive a free lunch Mon.-Fri. except holidays. Adults can purchase lunch for a reasonable fee. West Frankfort CUSD 168 Address800 N Cherry St West Frankfort, IL 62896 Date Open6/5/2017 Date Closed6/29/2017 Days of OperationM,T,W,TH,F Meal Types ServedB Breakfast Time8:00AM-8:30AM Site Phone Number(618) 937-1412 DirectionsOpen Directions Zeigler First Baptist Church of Zeigler 116 S Pine Street 11:30 am- 12:30 pm June 21- August 5 Daily lunch program 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Last day will be Aug. 5, during which there will be a giveaway of school supplies and donated clothing. Donations welcome
Gallatin County Shawneetown Ohio Valley Baptist Church 188 Church St Shawneetown, IL 62984 Date Open6/5/2017 Date Closed7/28/2017 Days of OperationM,T,W Meal Types ServedL Lunch Time12:00PM-1:00PM Site Phone Number(618) 269-3980 Jackson County Attucks Comm Service Board 604 N Marion St Carbondale, IL 62901 Date Open7/10/2017 Date Closed7/14/2017 Days of OperationM,T,W,TH,F Meal Types Served Lunch Time12:00PM-1:00PM Site Phone Number(618) 549-0341DirectionsOpen Directions
Carbondale Public LIbrary Attucks Comm Service Board Address405 W Main St Carbondale, IL 62901 Date Open6/5/2017 Date Closed7/28/2017 Days of OperationMonday and Wednesdays Meal Types Served Lunch Lunch Time11:15AM-12:00PM Site Phone Number(502) 422-1574
Attucks Comm Service Board Eurma C Hayes Center 441 E Willow St Carbondale, IL 62901 Date Open5/29/2017 Date Closed8/12/2017 Days of OperationM,T,W,TH,F,SA Meal Types ServedB, L Breakfast Time8:30AM-10:00AM Lunch Time12:30PM-1:15PM Site Phone Number(618) 529-9100
Attucks Comm Service Board Carol Mosley Braun Center 1123 E College St Carbondale, IL 62901 Date Open5/29/2017 Date Closed8/11/2017 Days of OperationM,T,W,TH,F,SA Meal Types ServedB, L Breakfast Time9:00AM-10:00AM Lunch Time12:00PM-1:00PM Site Phone Number(618) 457-8853
Attucks Comm Service Board Fields Appartments 700 South Lewis Lane Carbondale, IL 62901 Open :5/29/2017 Date Closed: 8/11/2017 Days of Operation M,T,W,TH,F,SA Meal Types ServedB, L Breakfast Time8:30AM-9:30AM Lunch Time11:30AM-1:00PM Site Phone Number(618) 549-0341
African Amercian Museum Attucks Comm Service Board Address1237 E Main St Ste C2 Carbondale, IL 62901 Date Open5/29/2017 Date Closed8/12/2017 Days of OperationM,T,W,TH,F Meal Types ServedA, L Lunch Time12:00PM-12:45PM Snack Time2:45PM-3:30PM Site Phone Number(618) 713-9010
Murphysboro The Murphysboro Community Unit School District No. 186 will be serving free meals to those 18 and younger during the Summer Food Service Program. The meals will be provided free to any child 18 or younger and sold for $2.50 to individuals who are older than 18. Free meals will be served at the following times and locations:
Breakfast from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Monday thru Friday, June 19 through July 21, except July 4, at Murphysboro High School, 50 Blackwood Drive
Lunch from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. Monday through Thursday, June 19 through July 20, except July 4, at Murphysboro Youth and Rec Center, 1818 Walnut Street
Lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Monday thru Friday, June 19 through July 21, except July 4, at Bridgewood Center, South 8th Street
St Louis Area Food Bank Inc Murphysboro Youth and Recreation Center Address 1818 Walnut St Murphysboro, IL 62966 Date Open6/9/2017 Date Closed7/20/2017 Days of OperationF Meal Types Served Lunch ( see listing above) and Dinner Time 4:00PM-5:00PM Site Phone Number(618) 684-8243
St Louis Area Food Bank Inc Address: 822 W Industrial Park Rd Murphysboro, IL 62966 Date Open6/5/2017 Date Closed7/27/2017 Days of OperationM,T,W,TH Meal Types ServedL Lunch Time12:00PM-1:00PM Site Phone Number(618) 201-7298
Massac County Ill Coalition for Comm Service First Missionary Baptist Church Address 413 W 7th St Metropolis, IL 62960 Date Open 5/30/2017 Date Closed 8/11/2017 Days of Operation M,T,W,TH,F Meal Types ServedL Lunch Time12:00PM-1:00PM Site Phone Number(217) 345-2169
Du Quoin Community Unit Community Unit District 300 will host its annual summer food service program from June 1 to July 28 at Du Quoin Elementary School and A.M.E. Zion Church. The public is cordially invited to attend this free breakfast and lunch program for children ages 0 to 18. Meals are $1 for breakfast and $2 for lunch. Breakfast will be served 8 to 9 a.m., and lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
DuQuoin Elementary School 845 E jackson DuQuoin Illlinois Breakfast 8 am- 9am Lunch 11:00- 1:00 pm Meals are free for children ages 0-18 Ages 19 and up- Breakfast 1:00, Lunch 2:00
AME Zion Church 101 N Maple DuQuoin, Illinois Breakfast 8 am- 9am Lunch 11:00- 1:00 pm Meals are free for children ages 0-18 Ages 19 and up- Breakfast 1:00, Lunch 2:00
Saline County Harrisburg School District SUMMER. 2017 June 6 -August 4 East Side Elementary Harrisburg IL 315 e Church St Harrisburg Illinois Days of Operatio OnMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Meal Types Served-Lunch 11:00AM - 12:30PM (618) 253-7637
Boynton Street Community Center 501 W Boynton Date Open6/12/2017 Date Closed8/4/2017 Days of OperationM,T,W,TH,F Meal Types ServedA, L Lunch Time12:30PM-2:00PM Snack Time3:00PM-3:30PM Site Phone Number(618) 997-1113
First Free Will Baptist Church 609 Monroe Ave Johnston City, IL 62951 June 5-August 4, Mon.-Fri. (11:30am-12:30pm), except July 4. Monday through Friday, meals will be prepared and served at church. Activities follow meals. The Saturday before we begin serving weekday lunches, we are planning a family-friendly Lunch Bunch Kick-Off Celebration, June 3, 10:00am—2:00pm in our church parking lot. We’ll have inflatable games, cotton candy, hot dogs, healthy snacks, free books, and fun activities as well as information about the summer meals program. If you wold like to help as a volunteer or need more information about Lunch Bunch, you may contact Pastor Keith Fletcher at 618-983-5254 or 618-952-4909. Lunch Bunch also has a Facebook page: JCLunchBunch.
Herrin House of Hope 112 N 14th St, Herrin, IL 62948 The Herrin House of Hope soup kitchen has been approved to host the summer meal program for youth in Herrin. 18 and younger can have a free meal during the summer, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, until Aug. 10.
Washington Ave Baptist Church- Johnston City 304 E 9th St Johnston City, IL 62951 Date Open7/24/2017 Date Closed7/27/2017 Meal Types ServedS Dinner Time5:30PM-6:00PM Site Phone Number(618) 922-5811