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Summer Meals

When summer is here, FREE meals are too! We serve nutritious hot meals on site to children and teens, ages 1 through 18. The Summer Food Service Program is available at 3 locations.

June 7 – July 28, Monday – Friday, 12:00-12:30 PM

Lincoln Homes (Open Site-Open to community)

800 S. 9th Street

Monmouth, IL  61462

June 1 – July 28, Monday – Friday, 12:00-12:30 PM

Recharge Teen Center (Closed Site-Enrollment required)

213 S. Main St.

Monmouth, IL  61462

June 8 – July 20, Thursdays ONLY, 1-1:30 PM

Pattee Plaza (Open Site-Open to community)

115 W. Broadway

Monmouth, IL  61462   

Inclement weather location:


62 Public Square

Monmouth, IL  61462

Shelf-Stable breakfast for the following day available at Lincoln Homes and Recharge Teen Center.

The Summer Food Service Program is available to all eligible children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.


Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.


To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

  3. email:


USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 

My kids love getting the hot meals each day.  I called JCC to get the recipes for some of their favorites.  It’s nice to know they are eating food that is good for them.                                              

~A Summer Meals Parent

Does it really matter what your child is eating?

There are benefits to good nutrition.  Kids who eat better do better in school because they are able to learn better.


Children who eat more fruits and vegetables as kids grow into adults who eat more fruits and vegetables.


Instead of making food decisions for them we need to teach them how to make smart choices on their own.

Summer meals are funded by the USDA and administered by the Illinois State Board of Education.

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