CPS Grab & Go Meal Sites 2020-21: The Basics | COVID-19

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. 

UPDATED 2.16: P-EBT (food benefits for families with school-aged children) is back. Some information below. 

CPS Grab & Go 2020-21 Meal Site Basics
  • CPS Meal Sites webpage: find the most up-to-date list of meal sites citywide, plus Menus
  • 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 deliveryThis is the form for February. 
    • 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. 
  • From the ODLSS webpage:
    • Students placed at non-public schools by CPS pursuant to their Individualized Education Programs, will receive free breakfast and lunch at the facility where they are placed. For more details, refer to the Free Nutrition Letter. [ ENGLISH | SPANISH | ARABIC | CHINESE | POLISH | URDU ]

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