Summer Lunch

Welcome to Summer Lunch 2022

More than 4,000 DeKalb school children qualify for free/reduced lunch during the school year. We believe NONE of them should go hungry!

Welsh Park Pavilion, 651 Russell Road, DeKalb, IL (just north of NIU Campus)

June 13 – August 4, Monday – Thursday (no service July 4)

  • Serving YMCA Camp Power, 11:20-11:50 am
  • Serving ALL DeKalb area kids & parents 11:40 am – 12:40 pm

Children eat lunch on-site at the pavilion / Adults may opt to eat at the pavilion or take a sack lunch home.

View this month’s MENU for children here

Check our Facebook page for updates and information throughout the week.

Providing access to a healthy summer lunch for children and families while offering food and encouragement has always been the goal. Since first opening our doors as Summer Lunch and More in 2012 and then rebranding to Summer Lunch at the Park, nearly 40,000 summer meals have been served. In 2020 we moved from our indoor site to a local park to reach more children. We are excited about relocating to the recently redesigned Welsh Park Complete with playground, splash pad, toddler garden and walking trail.

Thanks to our partners: Northern IL Food Bank, Schnucks, Kishwaukee YMCA, DeKalb Park District, First United Methodist Church, and generous community donors who support this mission.


Leave your name and a call back number with the church office at 815-756-6301.