Summer Food

Summer meals for kids and teens to be provided by Du Quoin Summer Food Service Program

Donna Lively at 618-542-2646 Ext. 1143

May, 25, 2022 – As part of our efforts to ensure kids have access to healthy meals during the summer months, Du Quoin School District #300 is pleased to announce its summer meals site will be serving kids and teens. Starting on Monday, June 6, all kids and teens 18 and under can receive meals free of charge, no registration needed.

The summer months are already one of the hungriest times of year for many kids. The need will be even greater this summer as the nation continues to grapple with the pandemic.

Due to changes at the federal level, we are no longer able to offer grab-and-go or parent pick-up meals. We are dedicated to still serving children and the community, and we plan to serve meals Monday-Friday from June 6–July 29, 2022.  We will have meals served at the following locations/times:  

  • Du Quoin Elementary/Middle School - Breakfast 8-9 a.m. / Lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m.   
  • Du Quoin Pool Park Pavilion - Lunch only 11:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.   
  • Du Quoin Keyes Park Pavilion - Lunch only 12:30-1:00 p.m.

The Summer Meals program is funded by the USDA and run by school districts and local organizations. Sites can be found throughout the area. We’re always happy to see you at our designated locations, but there may be more convenient locations closer to you. Families can text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 304-304 and type in a zip code to find nearby summer meals sites, along with operating days and times. No application, registration or proof of residency or citizenship is required at sites.

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 DuQuoin Summer Food Service Program

The Summer Food Service Program is available to all eligible children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.  Any person who feels that he or she has been discriminated against in any USDA-related activity should write immediately to:  USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 202550-9410