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« on: July 03, 2012, 09:09:33 PM »

Summer Food Program

Summer Food Illinois
- provides free food and fun for all kids ages 18 and under. To find a summer meals site close to you, text FoodIL at 877877.

Illinois Summer Food Program Flyer Downstate (pdf) http://www.dhs.state.il.us/OneNetLibrary/27894/documents/SummerFood/IllinoisSFSPflyer.pdf
Illinois Summer Food Program Flyer Chicago (pdf) http://www.dhs.state.il.us/OneNetLibrary/27894/documents/SummerFood/SS12-022ILChiFlyer1.pdf


Hungry people need food. Illinois has many programs that can help.

Emergency Food - Helps supplement the diets of low-income needy people by providing food at no cost.
SNAP (Formerly Food Stamps) - Helps low-income households buy the food they need for a nutritionally adequate diet.
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) - A food assistance program for Women, Infants, and Children. It helps pregnant women, new mothers and young children eat well and stay healthy.
WIC Farmer's Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) -A food assistance program for Women, Infants, and Children. Can provide special checks to buy fresh, nutritious fruits, vegetables, and herbs from farmers' markets and roadside stands.
Homeless Youth Services strives to meet the immediate survival needs (food, clothing, and shelter) of youth and assist them in becoming self-sufficient.

Illinois Welcoming Center

Apply for Food Assistance
Apply For Cash, SNAP (Food Stamps) & Medical Assistance

Calculators & Tools
Use the SNAP Eligibility Calculator to find out if you are eligible for SNAP (Food Stamp) Benefits.  

More Information & Resources

Illinois Link Card - the card that allows you to spend your cash and SNAP benefits electronically.
Food Pantries - a list of food pantries that serve Illinois families.

Farmers Markets that Accept Illinois Link

Report fraud for Cash, SNAP & Medical Assistance

Change of Information for SNAP - If you are receiving SNAP, learn how to change your information.
Other State Agency Programs Low-income consumers may qualify for assistance to help pay for installation of telephone service and monthly charges for local phone service through the Lifeline and Link-Up Telephone Assistance Programs.

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