June 23, 2020 - 8:44am -- yoakam.1@osu.edu

The USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to fill the gap when children lose access to meals when schools are closed. Most often this occurs during summer vacation. However, during school closures related to the pandemic, meals are also being made available. You have the opportunity to supplement the food you have at home with meals and snacks for your children from local schools and community organizations. In an effort to maintain social distancing, USDA has made temporary changes that allow parents or guardians to pick up meals and take them home for their children. Organizations have come up with creative ways to make these nutritious meals available in your community through grab and go curbside pickup, providing meals for multiple days at one time, and some including “take and bake” options, and weekend meals.

 You can find a meal site in Union County:

  • Sponsor:  Children’s Hunger Alliance, Site Name: Navin Elementary School, Site Address: 514 Allenby Drive,  Marysville, OH 43040, Site Phone: 93-7243-4337, Start Date: 6/15/2020, End Date: 8/14/2020 Days of Operation: M,T,W,TH,F, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
  • Sponsor:  Marysville Exempted Village School District, Site Name: Marysville Public Library, Site Address: 231 S. Plum St., Marysville, OH 43040, Site Phone: 937-642-1876, Extension: 34, Start Date: 6/1/2020, End Date: 8/7/2020 Days of Operation: M,T,W,TH,F, 12:00PM - 12:45PM
  • North Union Area Schedule
    Meal Schedule Grab and go style meals are available to ALL STUDENTS on: 
    Monday - Pick up meals for Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
    Thursday - Pick up meals for the rest of the week  11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Meal Pick up Locations

    Magnetic Springs Village Hall - 30 W Mangetnic Street, Magnetic Springs

    Washinton Twp Hall (Byhalia) - 31683 State Route 31, West Mansfield

    Richwood Library - 4 E. Ottawa St. Richwood

    NU District Office (Essex) - 12920 St. Rt. 739, Richwood

    Meal Delivery Request 740-943-1713

You can also find location of meal sites via three easy options:

  • Text “Food” or “Comida” to 877-877
  • Call 2-1-1, 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479), or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) (for Spanish)
  • Visit https://www.fns.usda.gov/meals4kids

Take the stress out of providing nutritious meals and snacks to your children by participating at a site near you! Spread the word to family, friends, and neighbors!