USO No-Dough Dinners

This year-round program, held at the USO Center at Great Lakes Naval Station, offers free hot meals with all the fixings the evening before pay day to military personnel. The 26 No Dough Dinners, which serve 200-300 Navy recruits per dinner. Specific ‘No Dough’ dinners are underwritten by companies, clubs, or other organizations throughout Illinois, who actually man the serving line to dish up plates – past dinners have been served by our very own Chicago Cubs! Sign up for our newsletter and see who will be at the next USO No-Dough Dinner!

90% of the military customers that utilize the USO Great Lakes Center are Junior Sailors that are at Naval Station Great Lakes, temporarily, attending military specialty schools. No-Dough also attracts military spouses and their children who have a parent serving overseas.


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