CLEVELAND — With thousands of students out of school for the summer, the next known meal for many children in Northeast Ohio is uncertain. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank is partnering with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Cleveland Recreation Center and other organizations to provide summer meals to students while school is out in session.
There are approximately 83,000 food insecure children in the food bank's six-county service area that rely solely on school breakfast and lunches during the school year. Since school is out of session, many are often left without enough to eat in the summer.
The Summer Meals Program begins on June 3 and will run through Aug. 9. More than 100 programs will provide breakfast and lunch for children while school is not in session. The Food Bank Kitchen will also provide 8,500 meals a day on average to children, seniors and other in need.
Some of the participating locations offering summer meals includes:
- Free Stamp—East 6th & Lakeside Cleveland
- The Cleveland Public Library—Main Branch—325 Superior Avenue Clevelan
- Cleveland Play House—1901 E 13th Street
- Roberto Clemente—W. 38th and Seymore
- Cleveland Treatment Center—1127 Carnegie Avenue
- Central Recreation Center—2526 Central Avenue
- Sterling Recreation Center—1380 E. 32nd St
- Lakeview Terrace Community—1290 West 25th Street
- St. Philips Christian Church—2303 E. 30th Cleveland
- Cleveland Public Library— Sterling Branch—2200 East 30th Street
Schools in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District will host free meals throughout the summer. Find the full list here.
Find the full list here.