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.
Lunch Box 2023 - Summer Lunch Program
The Lunch Box operates from June 5, 2023, to August 4, 2023. During the times listed below, children ages 18 and under are eligible to receive one lunch meal per day. In the event of inclement weather, meals are served in the Harvey High School cafeteria. Children must eat lunch at the site where the meal is served. Food cannot be taken off-site.
Lunches are provided Monday through Friday at the sites and times as follows, with the exception of June 19th and July 4th:
|Harvey High School
|Chestnut Elementary (back lot)
|Elm Street Elementary (back lot)
|State Street Park
*Locations subject to change.
The Lunch Box Menu
A lunch meal consists of a grain, protein, (the grain and the protein are typically referred to as an entree), fruit, veggies and milk. At a minimum, children must select at least 3 items and one of those items must be a serving of fruit or vegetable. The menu is available under any of the school menu sites for PCLS. Click the graphic below to be taken directly to that site. You can also download the My School Menus app for easier access.
Summer Nutrition Services programs ensure 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 sites. You can find more information here: http://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/mobile-feeding
The Lunch Box was 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.
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.