June 21, 2019

With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out.  Volunteer groups from the City of Plano will serve FREE meals to children 18 and under beginning July 1.

Children may go to Lathrop Park on Monday thru Friday from 11:30 AM-Noon for free lunch!  Lathrop Park is also known as the “Purple Park with the Splash Pad.”  Also, free lunch is available Monday thru Friday at the Lakewood Springs South Clubhouse from July 1-August 9 from 12:15-12:45 PM.  It is a requirement that all meals must be eaten on site and cannot be picked up and taken home.  Just plan a trip to the Splash Pad or pool and enjoy a free lunch while you are there! 

There are no income requirements and registration is not required.  ANY child 18 years of age and under may come to eat.  Children do not have to be eligible for free meals during the school year in order to receive free meals in the summer.  ALL children 18 years of age and under are welcome!  Kids can pick up a FREE punch card at either location and receive fun prizes all summer long!

Lathrop Park’s address is 100 N. James Street (purple park by the “Splash Pad” and fire & police departments) and Lakewood Springs South Clubhouse is located at 501 S. Mitchell Drive in Plano (across from Emily G. Johns School).  There is a covered pavilion and gazebo at Lathrop Park and tables, benches and beautiful trees to sit under to enjoy your FREE, healthy lunch at the clubhouse each weekday.

The Summer Foods Service Program is made possible through a collaboration between the United States Department of Agriculture, Northern Illinois Food Bank, Plano Community Unit School District #88, Plano Public Library, and local churches and organizations.

For more information, contact the Plano School District Administration Office at 630/552-8978 or E-mail






Days of Week

Meal Service



July 1 - Aug 9 (no meals on July 4th)

11:30 - 12:00 PM



Lathrop Park

(Purple Park)

100 N. James Street (by new "Splash Pad" & Fire Department)

July 1 - Aug 9 (no meals on July 4th)

12:15 - 12:45 PM



Lakewood Springs South Clubhouse

500 S. Mitchell Drive (across from Emily G. Johns School)



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