Sandoval Rise and ShinewebState program open to children 18 and under

CHICAGO – State Senator Martin A. Sandoval (D-Chicago) encourages families in his district to utilize a free summer lunch program administered by the state for children 18 and under.

“This program helps families meet their food budgets and helps close the summer gap for students that rely on the National School Lunch Program during the school year,” Sandoval said.

Children age 18 and younger can access free meals at sites across the state thanks to the Summer Food Services Program, which is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered by the Illinois State Board of Education.

“This is an underutilized program that offers great benefits to Illinoisans,” Sandoval said. “For those that think they don’t have an answer for feeding their families in the summer months, this is a great solution.”

To find the closes meal sites, call 800-359-2163, text FoodIL to 877877 or visit for more.

Office Info

Springfield Office:
Senator 12th District
111 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706

District Office:
5807 W. 35th Street
Cicero, IL 60804