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310 Scott Street
Wheeling, Illinois 60090

Phone: 847-520-2775

Fax: 847-419-3074

Attendance: 847-520-2776

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Community Consolidated School District 21 serves nearly 7,000 students in 13 schools across 6 communities in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Tarkington Elementary School serves students through 5th grade. School starts at 9:00 AM and ends at 3:30 PM daily.

School District 21 receives $6,700 grant from Jewel-Osco Foundation; serves free breakfast and lunch throughout summer

June 21, 2021

Topic: Community

Food service staff with coolers and ice sheets purchased through Jewel-Osco foundation grant

Food service staff with coolers and ice sheets purchased through Jewel-Osco foundation grant

A free, healthy breakfast and lunch will be served throughout the summer for any child 18 years of age and younger thanks to a waiver granted by the USDA to allow meals to be served when school is out of session. School District 21 served nearly 300,000 meals last summer.

Jewel-Osco Foundation Nourishing Neighbors is supporting School District 21’s mission to ensure children have access to meals throughout the summer by awarding CCSD21 a $6,700 grant. Funding has been used to purchase coolers and ice sheets, which allows District 21 to serve food in locations throughout the community. Additional grant funds will be used to promote the program.

“Providing free meals throughout the summer meets a critical need in our community so all children have access to nutritious, filling food,” said Melissa Morgese, Director of Business Services for School District 21. “We appreciate the waivers granted by the USDA and the additional support from Jewel-Osco and the Nourishing Neighbors Foundation so we can continue to serve our community.”

“We’re honored to partner with School District 21 to help support their efforts in the fight against
hunger,” said Mike Withers, President of Jewel-Osco.

Meals will be served on weekdays from Monday, June 1, to Friday, August 6, between 9:30 – 11:30 AM. Meals will not be served on July 5, 9, 16, 23, or 30. Distribution locations are:

  • Alcott Center – 530 Bernard Dr., Buffalo Grove
  • Windsor Ridge Park – 780 Vernon Ln., Buffalo Grove
  • Kilmer Elementary School – 655 Golfview Terrace, Buffalo Grove
  • Tarkington Elementary School – 310 Scott St., Wheeling
  • Indian Trails Library – 355 Schoenbeck Rd., Wheeling
  • London Middle School – 1001 W. Dundee Rd., Wheeling
  • Childerley Park – 506 McHenry Rd., Wheeling
  • Whippletree Playground – 525 N. McHenry Rd., Wheeling
  • Twain Elementary School – 515 E. Merle Ln., Wheeling
  • Hawthorne School – 200 Glendale St., Wheeling
  • Chamber Park – 127 N. Wolf Rd., Wheeling
  • Whitman Elementary School – 133 Wille Ave., Wheeling
  • Frost Elementary School – 1805 Aspen Dr., Mt. Prospect
  • Willow Trails Park – Apple Dr. and Burning Bush Ln., Prospect Heights