Meals Available to All Spartans

Free-Meal

Oak Lawn Community High School students are eligible to participant in the community “Grab & Go” meal packages sponsored by Ridgeland School District 122 and Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123. The meals are available to every OLCHS student and children ages 0-18 in the community. This program will provide a "Grab and Go" meal package that will include a breakfast and lunch on a daily basis at no cost. Participation requires no advanced registration. Just show up, grab, and go!  

The meals are available at the following two locations:

Simmons Middle School, District 122

6450 95th St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Weekdays between 9:00 am to 11:00 am. (Beginning Thursday, March 19)

Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School, District 123

5345 99th St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Weekdays between 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Beginning Wednesday, March 18)

Detailed Information:

Simmons Middle School, District 122

  • Date:   Beginning on Thursday, March 19 and to continue for the duration of the school closure, including Spring Break.
  • Time:  Weekdays between 9:00am to 10:00am (maybe modified based on demand)
  • Where:  Simmons Middle School - enter off of 95th Street and proceed straight to the rear of the building (see the attached map for pickup)
  • How:  This will be a "drive-thru" style pick-up.  Please remain in your vehicles.  If you intend to walk, please stay on the sidewalk, as you make your way to the rear of the building

Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School, District 123

Meals can be picked up at Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on weekdays throughout the upcoming school closures. To keep all of our families and staff members safe, we are asking that our meal pickups be contact-free. The details for how-to pick-up meals at OLHMS are listed below:

  • Drive into the main parking lot (North side of Building) (See Map)
  • Pull up to Door #1, located off of 99th St.
  • A staff member will walk the meals out to your car and may write down the name of any students receiving meals.
  • Please remain in your car and wait for someone to bring you the meals.
  • If you intend to walk to the school to pick up meals, please walk to the designated entrance (Door #1) and wait outside for a staff member to bring you meals.
  • "Grab and Go" Pickup Map

Please remember that as things evolve, the school may need to update the plans as we all work together to keep families safe and our students fed. Thank you for your cooperation and continued support!

 

Other Community Resources

In addition to the free meals provided to OLCHS students, there are several other community resources available for food and other resources:

Feeding America

Feeding America is the nation’s largest hunger relief organization.  They support thousands of local food pantries, soup kitchens and other feeding centers offering free food and meals.  Feeding locations closest to you can be found here: https://solvehungertoday.org/get-help/where-to-get-food/

 

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) – formerly called Food Stamps

The Illinois Department of Human Services offers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which is a program that helps low-income families buy food.  SNAP resources, applications and details can be found here: https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=30357

 

WIC (Women, Infants & Children)

The Illinois Department of Human Services offers the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) program to help pregnant mothers, new mothers and young children with resources to eat and stay healthy.  WIC resources, applications and details can be found here: https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=30513

     

Red Cross

Lastly, while nothing is in place at this time, the Red Cross may set up community feeding locations in the event of disasters and times of public crisis.  Please monitor the Red Cross’s website at www.redcross.org for further information.

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