Free lunches available throughout summer in Galion

June 4, 2018

The Galion City School District, in partnership with the USDA and the Ohio Department of Education, is sponsoring a Summer Food Service Program in Galion this summer.

Free lunches will be provided to children ages 1 to 18 through July 27 at six locations around Galion. Serving sites and times are as follows:

  • Libby Lane Apartments and South Park – 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • East Park and Galion Public Library – 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  • Heise Park and Galion Church of the Nazarene – 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

To comply with state and federal regulations, all lunches must be consumed on-site and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Program menus will be posted at each site and on the Food Services webpage at

New to the program this year is the Summer Lunch Bus, an old school bus that has been retrofitted to serve lunches to children on the go. The bus features several booth-style seating areas, as well as stools and an eating area for children.

The bus was made possible through a grant from the Childhood Hunger Alliance, and donations from the Ralph E. Boyd Foundation, Covert Manufacturing, Inc. in Galion, Cooper Enterprises in Shelby and Lowe’s. The Summer Lunch Bus will serve meals at Libbey Lane, East Park and Galion Church of the Nazarene.

“This summer lunch program is designed to provide nutritious meals to kids during the summer months when school meals are not available.,” Galion Superintendent Jim Grubbs said. “The Galion City School District Board of Education is committed to providing meals for the summer lunch program, ensuring all meals served will follow safety and government standards for nutrition.”

No meals will be served July 4 to allow staff and volunteers to enjoy the holiday with their families. For more information, please contact Kim Pfleiderer at 419-468-6500.

« Back to Blog

Recent News


  • Galion Middle School hosting chili dinner Friday Galion Middle School hosting chili dinner Friday Galion Middle School will host a chili dinner from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Heise Park football stadium near the baseball dugouts Friday, October 19. Take-out containers will be available, and chili will be sold after 7:00 p.m. in the concession stand. more
  • Galion Elementary PTO hosting Tiger Dash October 12 Galion Elementary PTO hosting Tiger Dash October 12 The Galion Primary/Intermediate Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) will be hosting its first ever Tiger Dash on Oct. 12. After listening to the suggestions of parents, the PTO came up with the idea of the Tiger Dash, a fun run/fundraiser. more
  • Socktober fundraiser kicks off Oct. 1 at Galion Intermediate Socktober fundraiser kicks off Oct. 1 at Galion Intermediate Learning to give back to their community and help others is a fixture in the educational environment for students in the Galion City School District. The Galion Intermediate School fifth grade teachers and students will conduct their fifth annual “Socktober” fundraiser Oct. 1 through Oct. 31. more