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[UPDATE 3/24/20] NEW distribution time: free meals for Evanston youth

 

UPDATE 3/24/20: The City of Evanston released the following information on March 24, 2020.

 

The City of Evanston, Evanston/Skokie School District 65, and Evanston Township High School District 202 will be providing an additional food distribution date this week to assist youth who did not receive a meal distribution on Monday.

 

Youth ages 1 to 18 who did not receive a meal distribution on Monday can pick up free cold breakfasts and lunches on Wednesday, March 25, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Meals will be distributed for the remaining three days of the week (six meals total) at the following locations: 

  • Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St.

  • Robert Crown Community Center, 1801 Main St.

  • Kamen Park David Wood Fieldhouse, 1111 South Blvd.

  • Mason Park, Church Street and Florence Avenue

 

There are no residency or income-based restrictions to participate in the program. Free meals are available to all youth. Meals will be grab-and-go; no meals will be eaten on site.

 

Meals for the week will also be available at these locations on Monday, March 30, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The City and school districts are working on an improved strategy to meet the demand of a once-a-week pickup.

 

For more information, please call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.

 


Free, cold breakfasts and lunches will be served to youth ages 1 to 18 years old at locations throughout the city. There are no residency or income-based restrictions to participate in the program. Meals will be grab-and-go; no meals will be eaten on site.

 

NEW! Beginning on Monday, March 23, this program will transition to a Monday-only schedule. Youth may pick up five days worth of meals at one time. This decision was made to reduce the number of times individuals will need to leave their homes. Breakfasts and lunches for the week may be picked up between 1pm and 5pm on Mondays only at the following locations:

  • Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St.
  • Robert Crown Community Center, 1801 Main St.
  • Kamen Park David Wood Fieldhouse, 1111 South Blvd.
  • Mason Park, Church Street and Florence Avenue

 

Meals will be available on Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20 from 11am to 1pm as previously scheduled. After these dates, meals will only be available on Mondays from 1-5pm through March 30. The City is investigating options for spring break.

 

Meals are made possible through a partnership between the City of Evanston, District 65, and District 202. For more information, please call/text 847-448-4311, or dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.