SFSP is a federally funded program that
provides nutritious meals during the summer months. All children 18
and under are invited to participate in the statewide program.
On June 4, the program will kick-off with a fun event featuring free
lunch, inflatables and games from 11am-1pm at the Lincoln Junior
High School ball diamond. The lunch will include hot dogs,
hamburgers, veggie sticks, fruit cups, dessert and drink. In the
event of rain, the event will move indoors to the Lincoln Junior
From June 5 to August 1 the program will provide free lunches to
children 18 or younger on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Meals
will be available from 11:30am-12:15pm at the Lincoln Junior High
and Washington-Monroe Elementary School. No to-go meals are
available. Adults attending with the children may purchase a lunch
for only $2.
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“District #27 in partnership with local churches, United Way of
Logan County and the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Community Health
Collaborative is excited to provide this wonderful opportunity for Lincoln youth
this summer. We invite and encourage not only our students, but any children 18
and younger to take advantage of this wonderful program,” said Kent Froebe,
District 27 superintendent.
The SFSP takes place throughout the state of Illinois. All
children 18 or younger are eligible to participate in any location. To find
additional free summer meal sites, individuals can call 1-800-359-2163, text
FoodIL to 877877 or visit
Free Summer Meals are part of the Summer Food Service Program sponsored by the
United States Department of Agriculture and administered by the Illinois State
Board of Education.
[Angela Stoltzenburg/Kent Frobe]