Meals on the Move is a mobile meals route that provides FREE meals 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.

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2019 Meals on the Move Schedule

Meals on the Move will serve meals at locations in Aurora every weekday (Mon-Fri) from 9:30am – 4:00pm, June 3 – August 9. View the menu for BREAKFAST and LUNCH.
July 2019 menu

  • Phillips Park – Visitors Center & Splash Pad area
    (Ray Moses Drive) from 9:30 – 10:30 AM
  • MLK Park
    (Farnsworth & Grand) from 10:45 – 11:45 AM
  • McCarty Park
    (New York & Park Place) from 12:15 – 1:15 PM
  • Blackhawk Park
    (Blackhawk & Galena) from 1:30 – 2:30 PM
  • Garfield Park
    (Mon/Wed ONLY) from 3:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Sage Crest Apartments
    (Tues/Thurs/Fri, RESIDENTS ONLY) 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 Fox Valley Park District’s Neighborhood Art Program and Aurora Public Library’s Bookmobile & Stories in the Park Program at Blackhawk Park this summer to provide books and activities for children!

Stories in the Park will be at Blackhawk Park every Tuesday at 1:30 PM.
Neighborhood Art will be at Blackhawk Park every Wednesday from 1:00-3:00 PM.
The Bookmobile will be at Blackhawk Park every Friday from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.

Actividades en los sitios de Meals on the Move

¡La camioneta de Meals on the Move tiene la suerte a unirse con el Bibliobús y Cuentos de Biblioteca Pública de Aurora y el Programa de Arte del Vecindario del Park District de Fox Valley para ofrecer libros y actividades para los niños!

El Bibliobús estará con nosotros en Parque Blackhawk los viernes de 1:00 a 2:00 PM.
Cuentos en el Parque estará con nosotros en Parque Blackhawk cada martes a las 1:30 PM.
Neighborhood Art estará con nosotros en Parque Blackhawk los miércoles de 1:00 a 3:00 PM.


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
Nancy Arce-Aguilar, Child Nutrition Program Specialist – email or call (630) 443-6910 ext. 164


Para hablar con el personal del Northern Illinois Food Bank sobre el programa Meals on the Move, comuníquese con:

Nancy Arce-Aguilar, Especialista en programas de Nutrición Infantil: envie un correo electrónico o llame al (630) 443-6910 ext. 164

The Meals on the Move program is generously supported by the Dunham Fund.

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