'Lunch Bus' will distribute 560,000 meals across Chicago this summer

This summer, the lunch bus is rolling through Chicago and the suburbs, delivering meals to kids who may not otherwise get them.

The program is organized by the Greater Chicago Food Depository and they want more families to know about the service.

By summer's end, the bus will serve 560,000 meals.

"It's cool because for kids who can't eat, they can just come here and eat,” said Antonio Guerrero.

Kids 18 and younger are eligible for a free meal, no questions asked.

"During the school year low income children throughout Cook County get free and reduced price breakfast and lunch at school, but when the school year ends and summer begins, as it did this week, lots of time those children are losing access to those meals,” said Paul Morello of the GCFD.

There are 300 different sites all over Chicago and the suburbs serving free meals this summer, and they are tasty!

To find a free lunch site, log onto summerfeedingillinois.org and enter your zip code. The program runs right up until school starts.

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