All children in Aurora will have access to free breakfast and lunch this summer.
Through the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program, the Northern Illinois Food Bank will offer its Meals on the Move program for children 18 years old and younger at different parks throughout Aurora.
Free and nutritious boxed meals will be distributed on weekdays from June 1 through August 6 at six Aurora parks on the following schedule:
• DAILY MONDAY-FRIDAY one breakfast and one lunch is provided each day per child, with two of each provided on Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Dr. Martin Luther King Park, 42 N. Farnsworth, and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Blackhawk Park at the intersection of Galena Blvd. and Blackhawk Dr.
• MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY, two breakfast and two lunch meals are provided each day per child from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Phillips Park Visitors Center, 1000 Ray Moses Drive, and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at New Haven Park, 569 New Haven Ave.
• TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS, three breakfast and three lunch meals are provided each day per child from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Lincoln Park, 259 S. Russell Ave. and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at McCarty Park, 350 E. Galena Blvd.
Meals are complete free. No registration or identification is required. Parents or guardians can drive-thru or walk-up to each location to pick-up meals.
For more information, including menus, at www.aurora-il.org/SummerMeals.
The Meals on the Move Program is funded in part by the Dunham Foundation.