Carol Stream Summer Lunch Program

Weekdays, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, June 5 through August 11

Western Trails School, 860 Idaho St, Carol Stream


Food, Fun and Activities

All children will aged 18 and younger will be served.  No identification is needed.  Parents are encouraged to bring their children, and while they are not able to receive a boxed lunch, they may partake of food on the Sharing Table.

In addition to receiving a healthy meal, children will be able to engage in a number of activities, ranging from coloring, chess and outdoor play.  Books are available for reading, and children are encouraged to take books home.  Periodic activities (such as gift raffles) and special guest appearances (such as Cody Coyote) will be interspersed throughout the summer.


Free Summer Lunch Program

Healthy Food Fuels Healthy Minds

We’re working to provide nutritious lunches to school aged children throughout Carol Stream!

The 2017 Carol Stream Summer Lunch Program, in cooperation with Community Consolidated School District 93 and the Northern Illinois Food Bank, will be serving free meals to children 18 years and younger this summer.  Meals are provided Monday-Friday from June through August.

Important Information:

Northern Illinois Food Bank

IL State Board of Education

US Department of Agriculture

Hunger in DuPage County

Hunger Statistics

  • 74,090 (8.0%) residents are food insecure
  • 32,490 (14.6%) children are food insecure

Meeting the need – Northern Illinois Food Bank

  • Distributed 13.4 million meals in 2016
  • 107,100 people served
  • 82% of households had to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities in the past 12 months