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