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Sponsors Needed For Summer Food Service Program

The Illinois State Board of Education announced that over 113 million meals have been served since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic from Illinois schools.  ISBE is currently looking for additional sponsorships to help with serving the Summer Food Service Program for this summer. ISBE Principal Consultant Tim Murphy, says that especially now with COVID these meals are extremely important. 



Some schools are doing advance meals on Monday which would save trips.



Families in need of meals should contact their school if they have questions about services. Families can also call 800-359-2163 or text “FoodIL” to 877-877. The Summer Food Service Program is funded by the USDA and administered by the ISBE. In Christian County, 316,828 meals have been distributed already. In Montgomery, 232,195 meals have been given out. In Shelby County meal totals equaled 188,722. For more information visit the ISBE and the USDA website.

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