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School May Be Out For Summer, But Kids & Teens Still Can Get Free Lunches

 The LunchStop program offers a free meal to anyone younger than 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through Aug. 25.
The LunchStop program offers a free meal to anyone younger than 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through Aug. 25.
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CHICAGO — School may be out for the summer, but children and teens can get a free lunch through Chicago Public Schools.

The LunchStop program offers a meal to anyone younger than 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 96 locations in the city. The program started Monday and runs through Aug. 25.

Last year, LunchStop served about 95,000 meals at 50 locations in the city.

“Access to nutritious meals is essential for children to enjoy a healthy and productive summer, and we are pleased to be able to greatly expand access to the CPS LunchStop program this year,” said CPS Chief Executive Officer Forrest Claypool.

The meals are funded by the federal government and administered by state officials.

For a map of free lunch locations, go to CPS.edu/SummerMealsMap. For more information, call 800-359-2163, or text FOODIL to 877877.