Wednesday, May 18, 2011
CHARTWELLS-THOMPSON FEEDS 3,000 SAFE HAVEN STUDENTS DURING SPRING BREAK
Public Schools breakfasts and lunches for students
during the year, donated 3,000 free lunches for
students participating in the Spring Break Safe Haven
Program. Safe Haven is a partnership between CPS,
the City of Chicago, and 100 area churches to reduce
youth violence and give students supervised, productive
alternatives to the streets during school holidays.
Through this program, students from kindergarten
through 12th grade have a place to go when school is
not in session.
At the University of Illinois-Chicago, Chartwells-
Thompson staff and members of its minority
vendor partners served nutritious meals to students,
many of whom come from Chicago’s West Side and
might go without lunch when school is not in session.
In fact, Louise Esaian, Logistics Officer for CPS, says
that 83% of CPS students are eligible to participate
in subsidized free or reduced-cost
meal programs. “We know that
when school is not in session, many
students go hungry,” she notes.
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