D. 86 in Joliet announces new meal scheduled

The district has provided 758,500 meals for children since March 2020

Joliet Public Schools District 86 offers families the opportunity to pick up weekly free meals for any children 18 years old and younger.

Meals are available every Thursday for curbside pick-up at the school district’s four junior high schools.

Families may receive up to one week’s worth of breakfasts and lunches per child each week. Child’s names are not required at the pick-ups, but facemasks are required.

Pickup times and locations are 6:30-7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

The curbside distributions occur in the Midland Avenue (south of Jefferson Street) parking lot at Dirksen, the Briggs Street (south of U.S. 6) parking lot at Gompers, the Ingalls Avenue (west of Larkin Avenue) parking lot at Hufford, and the Fourth Avenue parking lot (east of Richards Street) at Washington Junior High School.

Joliet Public Schools District 86. has provided over 758,500 meals for children since the school closure in mid-March 2020. D. 86 is fourth largest elementary school district in Illinois.

For more information, visit joliet86.org.


Denise M. Baran-Unland

Denise M. Baran-Unland is the features editor for The Herald-News in Joliet. She covers a variety of human interest stories. She also writes the long-time weekly tribute feature “An Extraordinary Life about local people who have died. She studied journalism at the College of St. Francis in Joliet, now the University of St. Francis.