Summer Meals Available at the Library
June 16, 2020
The global 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 will distribute grab-and-go meals for children younger than 18 and adults with disabilities. Each box will include two breakfasts and two lunches, and will need refrigeration. Meals will be distributed from 1 to 2 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, starting June 22, ending August 28.
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 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 on the south side of the building past the loading dock. 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:
- Niles Township Food Pantry
- Local school districts, including District 219
- Meals on Wheels Northeastern Illinois for seniors
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 tool. The 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.