Meals on the Move is a mobile meals route that provides FREE lunches to children and teens 18 years and under.
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As a part of the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) The Northern Illinois Food Bank’s van visits different park sites to offer free and nutritious boxed meals to youth in convenient locations.

Meals on the Move logo
2018 Meals on the Move Schedule

Meals on the Move will serve meals at five locations in Aurora every weekday (Mon-Fri) from 9:30am – 4:00pm, June 3 – August 9. View the menu in English or ver menú en español.
July 2018 menu

  • Lebanon Park
    (Parker & Douglas) from 11:00 – 11:30 AM
  • McCarty Park
    (New York & Park Place) from 12:00 – 12:30 PM
  • Blackhawk Park
    (Blackhawk & Galena) from 1:30 – 2:00 PM
  • Arrow Wood Park
    (Commonwealth & Golden Oaks) from 2:30 – 3:00 PM
  • Copley 2 Park
    (end of Beach Street) from 3:30 – 4:00 PM
  • William V. Plum Park
    (Grand & Plum) from 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Meals on the Move Route Map

For the most recent updates regarding the program, and to share this with your social media networks, please visit the Facebook Event.

For information about where to find other free summer lunch sites in the U.S. for kids, please visit the USDA website.

Activities at Meals on the Move Sites

The Meals on the Move van is lucky enough to be joined by the Aurora Public Library’s bookmobile and the Fox Valley Park District’s Neighborhood Art Program to provide books and activities for children!

Neighborhood Art will be at Lebanon Park Thursdays 9:30 am – 11:30 am, Arrow Wood Park Wednesdays 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Copley Park Tuesdays 1:00 – 3:00 pm, and Blackhawk Park Mondays from 1:00 – 3:00.

The Bookmobile will be meeting up with Meals on the move at Blackhawk Park Fridays 1:00 – 2:00 and Plum Park Thursdays from 3:00 – 4:00. View the Bookmobile 2018 schedule.


To speak with Northern Illinois Food Bank staff about the Meals on the Move program, please contact:

Jessica Willis, Child Nutrition Manager – email or call (630) 443-6910 ext. 144
Joy Prospal, Senior Coordinator of Child Nutrition – email or call (630) 443-6910 ext. 177

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