Meals Available at the Library

The pandemic has made times tough for many families in Skokie and other communities. We are partnering with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to help get food to families that need it. 

We distribute meals for children younger than 18 and for adults with disabilities. Each box includes two breakfasts and two lunches and needs to be refrigerated. Meals are distributed from 1 to 1:30 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Check our calendar for any exceptions.

Adults are welcome to pick up meals for their families (kids do not need to be present) or kids can pick up their own meals. You will find us outside, near the bins for returning materials on the south side of the library. If you are driving, enter the parking lot on the west side of the library and go past the loading dock. A line often starts forming 15 minutes before we start giving out the meals. Not in a car? It may be safer to approach from the other side.

We are just one of the organizations working to reduce food insecurity in our community. Here are some additional resources:

If you'd like to check whether you are eligible for the State of Illinois Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), use the ABE (Application for Benefits Eligibility) website toolThe Village of Skokie Human Services Department can help you apply for SNAP. They can also provide more information about local resources for you or your family.