Summer Meal Program

District 96 does not run a summer meal program.
To find a summer meal site click on the following link and enter the zip code.
Additional Information is found at the following sites:
For students who are eligible for a food waiver during the school year:
During the summer, from 6/2/24 to 8/18/24, lunch is available for pickup on Sunday and Wednesdays at Ascension Church in Riverside (across from Ames school). 
Please use the link below to sign up
NEW - SUMMER of 2024
Man Holding young girl in grocery store
Summer EBT, or SUN Bucks, is a new permanent nutrition program authorized U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) to help families buy food for their school-aged children during the summer.
Families benefiting of a district low income waiver are automatically enrolled. Cards will be sent to the address the district has on file.
Households should visit the DHS website www.dhs.state.il.us/ for information about Illinois Summer EBT. IDHS will be setting up a customer help line at (833) 621-0737 to assist families. The agency will be able to assist with card distribution timeline, usage, allowable expenses, and lost or misplaced cards.
If you are not automatically enrolled and believe your children are eligible, you can apply to receive SUN Bucks by filling out a simple application. A statewide Summer EBT application will be made available after the school year has ended. Please review the Summer 2024 - EBT fact-sheet below for more information and visit https://www.isbe.net/sebt later in the summer.