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The Lunch Box

 

Since the summer of 2016, Painesville City Local Schools’ Nutrition Services Department has participated in a Mobile Summer Food Service Program: a food truck also known as “The Lunch Box” that provides meals to all children ages 18 and under at no cost.

 

Meals are provided Monday through Friday during the summer months at the sites and times as follows:

Harvey High School 11:00-11:15AM
Chestnut Elementary (back lot) 11:30-11:45AM
Maple Elementary 12:00-12:15PM
State Street Park 12:30-1:00PM
Saint Mary’s Church 1:15-1:30PM
Elm Street Elementary (back lot) 1:45-2:00PM

*Locations subject to change.

 

In addition to The Lunch Box, the PCLS Curriculum Department sponsors a summer book swap program, also known as “The PCLS Book Box.” The Book Box follows The Lunch Box each Tuesday and Thursday to all locations stated above (with the exception of Harvey.) All students and parents may take home books to enjoy and swap back for more.

 

The Book Box partners with the Morley Library so students can earn incentives for their summer program. PCLS teachers drive The Book Box to connect with all students and families within the Painesville community. The YMCA and the Lake County Health District have also joined The Lunch Box on certain days of the week to talk to students and families about healthy food choices and how to stay active.

 

What is SFSP?

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. This summer, USDA plans to serve more than 200 million free meals to children 18 years and under at approved SFSP sites.  You can find more information here: http://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/mobile-feeding

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027) at http://ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html.

Meals are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 
The Lunch Box selected as the Summer Program of the Year for Children’s Hunger Alliance (2016)
As the Program of the Year winner, Kelly Minnick, Director of Nutrition Services and guests were invited to join the 22nd Annual Menu of Hope luncheon in February of 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. Kelly Minnick was recognized for the many great things and the work she has done. The Hunger Alliance was thrilled to be able to recognize her tremendous efforts to help children in Painesville City.      Read The News-Herald Article
 
The Lunch Box Menu
Coming Summer 2018
 
 
How does The Lunch Box work?
Watch the video below.