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Catholic Charities offers summer breakfast and lunch program

By Karen Callaway | Chicago Catholic
August 6, 2017

Catholic Charities offers summer breakfast and lunch program

Through Aug. 31, Catholic Charities will provide free, nutritious breakfasts and lunches to low-income children up to the age of 18 five days a week at 135 community sites across the Chicago area. The Summer Food Service Program ensures that children receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. This summer, the agency expects to serve around 6,000 children more than 200,000 meals.
Catholic Charities workers Mercedes McLaren and Rodrigo Gonzalez distribute lunches in front of St. Gall Parish on July 19. Through Aug. 31, Catholic Charities will provide free, nutritious breakfasts and lunches to low-income children up to the age of 18 five days a week at 135 community sites across the Chicago area. The Summer Food Service Program ensures that children receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. This summer, the agency expects to serve around 6,000 children more than 200,000 meals. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
A sample lunch that Catholic Charities provides to children in need. Through Aug. 31, Catholic Charities will provide free, nutritious breakfast and lunch to low-income children up to the age of 18 five days a week at 135 community sites across the Chicago area. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
A parent walks her child down the block after the boy receives lunch from Catholic Charities' Summer Food Service program. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)

Through Aug. 31, Catholic Charities will provide free, nutritious breakfasts and lunches to low-income children up to the age of 18 five days a week at 135 community sites across the Chicago area. The Summer Food Service Program ensures that children receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. This summer, the agency expects to serve around 6,000 children more than 200,000 meals.

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  • catholic charities
  • hunger

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