In April, the State of Illinois approved additional Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for families who qualify for support. We encourage eligible LHS families to take advantage of both the LHS food pantry (located at the Studio Theater entrance) and their Pandemic SNAP benefits.
Families with school aged children who currently receive SNAP benefits will automatically be eligible for additional benefits. The new benefits will be added to their LINK cards at the end of April.
Households with school-aged children who are eligible for free or reduced meals when school is in session, but who do not currently receive SNAP benefits, are able to submit a simplified application for P-EBT benefits using the ABE.Illinois.gov online portal or by completing a paper application which will be available at the IDHS website at dhs.state.il.us.
If you are in need of support due to COVID-19, please use this form so we can best reach out and provide some helpful resources.