CPS expanded the number of sites for CPS Grab & Go Meals. Please see below for the basics of this program. Scroll down for additional food assistance.
CPS Grab & Go Fall 2020 Meal Site Basics
CPS Meal Sites webpage: find the most up-to-date list of meal sites citywide, plus Menus
Direct link: Meal Site Locator, find the site nearest your address
- Sites are subject to change or closure so check before you go
- There are 450 total sites
- Direct link: Meal Site Locator, find the site nearest your address
- 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 8AM-1PM, Mon - Fri
- Your child does not need to be present
- You do not have to present an ID
- You do not have to be a CPS family
Food delivery is still available
- Use this form to request a delivery. This is the form for September.
- You can call CPS 773-553-KIDS(5437) 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 a meal delivery takes an average of 4 days.
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Do you need further food assistance?
- P-EBT benefits: We have no information on if this program will be expanded into the coming school year. Please reach out to the IL Department of Human Services (IDHS).
- City Bureau's Chicago COVID Resource Finder | Text "covid" to 312-436-2280 to access via phone
- South Side Weekly: COVID-19 South Side Community Resource Guide | Vocalo: [COMUNIDAD]: GUIA DE RECURSOS COVID19 EN ILLINOIS
- The Greater Chicago Food Depository and Chicago’s network of food providers stand ready to support vulnerable families impacted by school closures or other hardships.
- Families outside of Chicago should check school and district websites and social media for details on how this will be handled in your community. Also look into local food banks. Here’s a map from Feeding America which might be helpful.
- Do you have the means to donate to the IL COVID-19 Food Response Fund? Here’s a link to the Feeding America IL COVID-19 donation page. Here’s a link to the Greater Chicago Food Depository donation page.
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