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 www.galionschools.org.

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.

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