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School Meals and Nutrition

Chicago Public Schools offers free, nutritionally balanced breakfast, lunch, and snacks to all students.

CPS Meal Sites

The health and wellbeing of our students and staff is always our top priority. Since the temporary closure of our schools due to COVID-19, Chicago Public Schools has served millions of grab-and-go meals to families. Parents, guardians, and students can pick up meals at more than 260 schools, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 28 to August 20 (schedules are subject to change and may vary from school to school). Please use the Meal Site Locator to find a school near you.

Summer Meals Program

Through the Summer Food Service Program, CPS will continue to offer a variety of nutritious meals to anyone age 18 and younger throughout the summer. Meal kits containing multiple meals will be available at over 260 locations throughout the city. Children do not need to be present and families can take meal kits home. The summer meal distribution schedule is Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 1:00pm from June 28 to August 20th.

Summer Meal Site Schedule

Keep track of upcoming meal pick-up dates.

August 01

CLOSED

 
August 02

OPEN

9am - 1pm
August 03

OPEN

9am - 1pm
August 04

OPEN

9am - 1pm
August 05

OPEN

9am - 1pm
August 06

OPEN

9am - 1pm
August 07

CLOSED

 

* Times are subject to change.

Free CPS Meals Available This Summer

Chicago Public Schools' Nutrition Support Services will serve balanced and nourishing breakfast and lunch summer meals beginning June 28th at select school sites. See the flyer below for more details.

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Menus

Fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, fat-free and 1% milk, and peanut butter (or Sun Butter®) and jelly sandwiches are served every day in addition to our core menus. See each month's core menu and nutritional information for your child’s school below.

Pre-K In-School Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack Menus

AUGUST MENU

K-12 In-School Breakfast Menu

AUGUST MENU

K-12 In-School Lunch Menu

AUGUST MENU

Carbohydrate Reports

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Potential Changes

There may be times when the district needs to change available meal sites. These changes may happen for several reasons:

  • Community needs for nutrition support may change
  • Sites may merge to cover unexpected staffing demands or absences
  • A school may need to undergo special cleaning or repairs
  • Equipment may need to be serviced or replaced
  • A school may need to undergo a COVID-19 or other public health investigation

Please monitor this page for the latest information on available meal pick-up days.

Dietary Restrictions

Vegetarian options are always available. For support accommodating other dietary restrictions, including food allergies, contact your school or email food@cps.edu. Find more information on supporting students with food allergies on the Allergies section of the Chronic Conditions page.

Reporting Issues with School Food

If there is an issue with a single meal, the student should notify the school’s dining manager, who should offer another option.

If there are consistent issues with the food at your school, please take the following steps:

  • Continue to report them to your dining manager.
  • Report the issue to your school principal.
  • Begin to keep a daily log.

Report the issues to food@cps.edu.

CPS Farm to School

Farm to School integrates local food in the dining center and growing food in the school garden.

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CPS Farm to School

Farm to School integrates local food in the dining center and growing food in the school garden.

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CPS Nutrition Guidelines

CPS is committed to providing healthy, high-quality food to all students.

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Help Us Create New Menus

Parents, please take a short survey about breakfast and lunch items your child enjoys.

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Nutrition Support Services

42 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60602