CPS Grab & Go Meal Sites: Basics + Sites + Food Delivery Form Link | COVID-19

UPDATE 6.17.20: This webpage will be out of date as of Monday, June 22, and it will no longer be updated. 

We will create a new webpage for the CPS Summer Meals program soon. Please note: CPS Meal Sites are closed on Fri, June 19. Summer Meals start Mon, June 22, and run through Aug 28. Here is an email sent from CPS on Wed, June 17: English | Spanish.


CPS Grab & Go Meal Site Basics

  • CPS Meal Sites webpage
  • When you pick up food (or have it delivered) you should receive breakfast and lunch for 3 days for each child 18 and under
  • Grab & Go pick up is from 9am - 1pm
  • Your child does not need to be present
  • You do not have to present an ID
  • Food delivery is still available 
    • Use this form to request a delivery. [This is another NEW form as of at least June 2. Note that it says "June" in title. There was a second form that we posted Mon, April 27.]
    • You can call CPS 773-553-KIDS for meal delivery. Please share this number with other families.
    • Note: The maximum number of deliveries per household per week is two. Additionally, due to the high volume of requests, please be aware that meals may take up to 2-4 business days to be delivered. The new food delivery form for June says: "PLEASE NOTE, IT TAKES AN AVERAGE OF FOUR (4) DAYS"
  • Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) application from the Illinois Department of Human Services: ALL students are eligible for the emergency food benefits (P-EBT) from the close of school in March through the end of the school year regardless of income or national origin. The March/April payments amount to $182.40 per child.  The benefit is $5.70 per school day per eligible child (school aged child). Basically, this benefit is open to ALL CPS students and is retroactive to when school closed. Families can participate in both P-EBT and any meal distribution program that is currently available at their school. They do not have to choose one or the other, as these programs operate independent of each other. Flyers in English & Spanish here.

CPS Spring Break Grab & Go Meal Sites (Mon, April 6 - Friday April 10)

CPS Post Spring Break Grab & Go Meals (Starting Mon, April 13)

Please share with other CPS families. Helpful article from the Sun-Times: Here’s where CPS families can still get free food during spring break, beyond

Updated 6.1.20 


Other COVID-19 Resources from Raise Your Hand (pdf links have working links & are good for printing; jpg links are good for texting & social media use):