Chicago’s Lunch Bus feeds children for free

By John Rosin and Carmen Lopez

During the school year, children from low-income families can receive discounted lunches. But in the summer, they don’t have access to the program. The Greater Food Chicago Depository is attempting to fill the gap by driving around Chicago’s West and South Sides, providing free lunches to children. Thousands of kids are fed each week, but the depository would like to get the word out to more families.

Photo at top: The Lunch Bus provides free food over the summer for children in low-income families. (John Rosin/Medill)