The District will try to help families during the school closure by providing meals to go for children 18 and younger, as well as shuttle service to and from many of the 22 meal pickup sites.
Grab-and-Go Meals for Youth
The City of Cleveland is partnering with the Children’s Hunger Alliance to temporarily provide meals for youth throughout the city to minimize the impact of COVID-19 to the community. The new program will last for the next two weeks.
Meals are available Saturday, March 21 and Saturday, March 28 from noon to 1 p.m. and Mondays-Fridays from 4-5 p.m.
All City recreation centers are participating with the exception of Kovacic, Cudell Fine Arts and Camp Forbes. View a full list of the city’s recreation centers here.
Update form the Cleveland Public Library and the Food Bank:
June 15, 2020
Attention Families! Cleveland Public Library is changing the location of one of its Summer Kids’ Meals pick-up sites.
Due to construction and the safety of visitors, we are closing the meals distribution site at East 131st Branch.
Starting Thursday, June 18, children 18 and under can receive Grab & Go meals at the Fleet Branch along with three other branches. Each child will receive enough food for five meals. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank staff will also help adults apply for food assistance and other critical benefits.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Food Bank staff will wear masks and gloves when distributing meals. Visitors are strongly encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing.
For a complete list of Grab & Go meal sites, please call the Food Bank’s Help Center at (216) 738-7239, text “FOOD” to 877-877, or visit here.
Map of area food resources including Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District, East Cleveland School District and various neighborhood food pantries.
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