While the district does not provide a meal service to students during the summer, there are several other community groups and organizations that are available to assist with meals while school is out of session. We have listed the resources below for your convenience.
Claridon Community Helps
FREE summer meal program. The group provides hot meals on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – and then on Monday and Wednesday, brown bag lunches are provided for Tuesday and Thursdays. Meals are prepared at Claridon Congregational Church and then delivered to locations in Burton, Claridon, Huntsburg, Middlefield, Montville, Newbury, Parkman, Thompson, and Troy. The free lunch program is for ALL children in school and younger. For additional information or to sign up for the program please visit the link below or call 440-321-5596. claridoncommunityhelps.org/information
Geauga Hunger Task Force
The Geauga County Hunger Task Force (GHTF) is a volunteer-driven organization whose mission is to ensure that no resident of Geauga County goes hungry. It financially supports seven independent food pantries throughout Geauga county to help families in need. The Geauga County Hunger Task Force is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and donations are tax-deductible according to applicable law. The GHTF is supported with food and monetary donations from generous residents, churches, schools, businesses, Geauga County, and community organizations. United Way Services of Geauga County provides administrative support.
Anyone in need of food assistance is encouraged to call the United Way’s 2-1-1 Help Center 24 hours a day/7 days a week for pantry locations and hours. Families are provided with 10 days of nutritious food. There is no restriction as to age, employment status, or family size.