CHICAGO – State Rep. Juliana Stratton, D-Chicago, is promoting a summer-long, free lunch program available to families in her district until the end of August. Local schools will be offering lunches and summer activities for students.
“No child should ever suffer from hunger’s pain and desperation,” Stratton said. “To look into the eyes of a hungry child is one of the toughest things I witness as both a mother and a state representative. And to think that one out of every five of our children will go hungry during the year through no fault of their own in a country as rich as ours is as heartbreaking as it is morally unacceptable.”
The free-lunch program will benefit people 18 and younger until Friday, Aug. 25. Children and young adults can go to one of the following schools in Stratton’s district to obtain free lunches, all of which are in Chicago:
• Fiske Elementary School (6020 S. Langley Ave.)
• Hirsch High School (7740 S. Ingleside Ave.)
• James Madison School (7433 S. Dorchester Ave.)
• South Shore International College Preparatory High School (1955 E. 75th St.)
• Team Englewood Community Academy High School (6201 S. Stewart Ave.)
• Ida B. Wells Elementary School (249 E. 37th St.)
Families who attend will also have the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities to stay active during the summer months. For additional information, please call 800-359-2163.