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Food
« on: July 03, 2012, 09:09:33 PM »
Food

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


Programs/Services

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.
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=30366
 
SNAP (Formerly Food Stamps) - Helps low-income households buy the food they need for a nutritionally adequate diet.
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=30357
 
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.
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=30513
 
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.
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=30520
 
Homeless Youth Services strives to meet the immediate survival needs (food, clothing, and shelter) of youth and assist them in becoming self-sufficient.
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=30369

Illinois Welcoming Center
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=53209
 

Apply for Food Assistance
Apply For Cash, SNAP (Food Stamps) & Medical Assistance
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=33698

Calculators & Tools
Use the SNAP Eligibility Calculator to find out if you are eligible for SNAP (Food Stamp) Benefits.  
http://fscalc.dhs.illinois.gov/FSCalc/


More Information & Resources

Illinois Link Card - the card that allows you to spend your cash and SNAP benefits electronically.
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=30371
 
Food Pantries - a list of food pantries that serve Illinois families.
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=31245

Farmers Markets that Accept Illinois Link
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=44172

Report fraud for Cash, SNAP & Medical Assistance
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=32675

Change of Information for SNAP - If you are receiving SNAP, learn how to change your information.
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=46873
 
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.
http://www.icc.illinois.gov/Consumer/LifelineAndLinkUp.aspx




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