Students can soon apply for summer food program -, NewsCenter17, StormCenter17, Central Illinois News-

Students can soon apply for summer food program


Springfield (AP) -- Education officials say low-income Illinois students who want to participate in free food summer programs can apply soon.


Programs are available for students up to age 18 when school isn't in session.  The Illinois State Board of Education says the application period is March 4 through June 15.


Education officials say the programs helps fill the nutritional gap between the last day and first day of school and good nutrition helps keep young brains active and engaged in learning inside and outside the classroom.


The food sites are located in areas where most children are eligible for free and reduced price meals through the National School Lunch Program.


In 2011, more than 109,000 low-income students ate free meals through the summer program.



Most Popular

  • Current Events

Powered by WorldNow

904 South Side Drive
Decatur, IL 62521
Primary Phone: 217-424-2500
Primary Email:

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and WAND. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms