Although schools are closed, free meal service is available for all Acero and Chicago families in need on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
If you are in need of food assistance in addition to the meal services provided by Acero Schools, please visit the Greater Chicago Food Depository website to for information about accessing other food programs: GCFD Website
We understand and recognize that our schools provide meals to many Acero students during the school day. Despite the suspension of on-site learning, we will continue making available free breakfast and lunches to any student, regardless of which school they attend.
Acero Meal Distribution Sites
Meals are distributed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. by Acero Schools at the locations listed below.
All families will be able to pick up a “Grab & Go Meal Pack” (prepared meals for breakfast & lunch). Three (3) days’ worth of meal packs will be provided for pickup all at once.
Staff will provide the meals outside of the school building near the main entrance. Please note, parents/guardians are not required to be present in order for students to pick up a meal. Families may visit any of the following Acero campuses, regardless of enrollment in an Acero school, to receive meals. Note that the Cruz Campus has temporarily moved its meal distribution to the High Ridge YMCA.
If you are unable to reach an Acero school pickup location, you may visit a nearby CPS school to pick up meals.
Acero Northside Locations:
- Clemente Campus - 2050 N. Natchez Ave, Chicago, IL
- Fuentes Campus - 2845 W. Barry Ave. Chicago, IL
- High Ridge YMCA- 2424 W. Touhy Ave. Chicago, IL
- Cisneros Campus - 2744 W. Pershing Rd, Chicago, IL
- Idar Campus - 5050 S. Homan Ave, Chicago, IL
- Marquez Campus - 2916 W. 47th St, Chicago, IL
- Paz Campus - 2651 W. 23rd St, Chicago, IL
- Veterans Memorial Campus - 4248 W. 47th St, Chicago, IL
CPS Meal Distribution Sites
CPS Meal sites will continue to provide food for any family or individual in need from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. You may visit the CPS Meal Site website for updates. You can find your nearest CPS Meal Site on their CPS Grab-and-Go Meal Site Map
CPS Meal Delivery
CPS and charter school students are eligible for meal delivery if families are not able to pick up meals from their home school. An order can be placed with the CPS Command Center via telephone at 773-553-5437 from Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by completing the following form: CPS Meal Delivery Form.
Each delivery provides three breakfast meals and three lunch meals per child. Deliveries will arrive within an average of four business days of the order being placed. A new delivery order can be made every three days.
Acero Meal Distribution Map
(Zoom in and out of the map to find the school location that best meets your meal pickup needs. Click pin for the school's specific name and address.)
For any questions related to our food service program during this closure, you may email email@example.com.
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