Newsymom has the details for Stark County Moms & Dads to find out about free summer kid’s meals this summer 2021.
Children in Stark County will be able to receive free meals in the area. There is help this summer for families planning their day thanks to the U.S.Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally-funded, state-administered program. Per the Ohio Department of Education, “Individuals ages 19 through 21 who have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities and are following Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) through their current enrollment in educational programs also are eligible for free summer meals.”
Check your local School District!
Seek out your Salvation Army.
Find out if your local library is doing a giveaway.
Scan the Stark County Food Pantry List here
Free Kid’s Meal info as of May 22, 2021:
- Plain Township:
- Children living in Plain Township, 1-18 can pick up 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches each Monday from June 7-August 9th at Glenwood Intermediate School.
- North Canton City:
- Children living in N. Canton, 1-18 can pick up breakfast and lunch daily at the North Canton Middle School from 9am-1pm.
- Louisville City:
- Louisville Students, prek-12th grade can complete free & reduced lunch applications then pick up 5 breakfasts and lunches on Thursdays from 5-6pm at Louisville Elementary School door 11 through June 30th, 2021.
- Perry Local
- Children 18 and under (or if have an IEP 21 and under), can pick up breakfast and lunch daily at Perry Highschool Door #1 from 10:30-12:30 pm.
More Free Summer Kid’s Meals Locations
Locations and times are being added daily- Newsymom will keep this article updated with more as information is released. Here is the interactive map of Ohio Summer Food Service Program from the Ohio Department of Education. This map will be updated as well, especially as the school year comes to a close.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has great resources to teach children about nutrition with “MyPlate”. There are online games, activity sheets, and apps for children and adults here. Free meals distributed at the public schools will attempt to contain food from each of these colored food groups.
More Stark County Resources found here.