Food

Programs/Services

Hungry people need food. Illinois has many programs that can help.

  • Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) - benefit that can help buy food for your school age children 3-17 and 18-22 (in high school) who would receive National School Lunch Program free or reduced-priced meals if schools are in session.
  • Emergency Food - Helps supplement the diets of low-income needy people by providing food at no cost.
  • SNAP (Formerly Food Stamps) - Helps low-income households buy the food they need for a nutritionally adequate diet.
  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) - A food assistance program for Women, Infants, and Children. It helps pregnant women, new mothers and young children eat well and stay healthy.
  • WIC Farmer's Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) -A food assistance program for Women, Infants, and Children. Can provide special checks to buy fresh, nutritious fruits, vegetables, and herbs from farmers' markets and roadside stands.
  • Homeless Youth Services strives to meet the immediate survival needs (food, clothing, and shelter) of youth and assist them in becoming self-sufficient.
  • Illinois Welcoming Center

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