Welcome to Rise & Shine Illinois.

If you are a parent, administrator, food service professional, or community member you are in the right place to learn about school breakfast and other child nutrition programs that provide food for students.



The Breakfast After the Bell Playbook is here!

Kickoff the Summer with us at the Summer Meals Event Friday, June 23rd at Horner Park!

The 2017 Illinois School Breakfast Report Is Here!


Breakfast After the Bell legislation passed the Illinois General Assembly unanimously and was signed into law by Governor Rauner August 19, 2016. The law will enable children at 890 schools statewide to access school breakfast.  Starting in the 2017-18 school year breakfast will be an official part of the school day for every public school in which at least 70% of the students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. The Breakfast After the Bell Program ensures that every student has the healthy food they need to learn and succeed in the classroom. Schools may choose to implement one or more of the three alternative breakfast models (Breakfast in the Classroom, Grab ‘N’ Go, Second Chance) that best suites the school’s needs.

Here at Rise and Shine it’s our mission to connect hungry students to breakfast. But we need you to take the first step. It’s easy. Simply click here to contact a Breakfast Coordinator. That’s all it takes to get the ball rolling on behalf of hungry students in your school. So what are you waiting for? Help them Rise & Shine!


Hunger Makes After-School and Summer Harder Too.

When the school bell rings at the end of the day or at the end of the year, children who rely on school breakfast and lunch are faced with a challenge: where they will get their next meal.  Rise & Shine Illinois can help with that too.  Visit our Summer and At-Risk After-School Meals program pages to learn how you can get involved.