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.


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 175,000 additional children in Illinois to access school breakfast ensuring students have the healthy food they need to learn and succeed in the classroom. Starting in the 2017-2018 school year every public school in which at least 70% of the students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals must provide breakfast after the instructional day begins. Schools may choose a breakfast model (Breakfast in the Classroom, Grab ‘N’ Go, or Second Chance) that best suits the students.

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.