The department of student services is excited to announce our partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio.
We have worked over the past couple of months to become a
food distribution location for Second Harvest Food Bank.
Forestlawn Elementary School in Sheffield Lake (3975
Forestlawn Ave) will serve as a food pantry distribution location from
4:00-6:00 P.M. on the following dates:
Monday, December 30, 2019
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
This mobile pantry distribution is funded through federal
and community grants, and is open to the entire community (Sheffield Village,
Sheffield Lake, adjacent communities/neighborhoods). The distribution
site will offer a refrigerated truck with meat, eggs, and produce, as well as
dry goods, canned goods, and bread. Household items, such as toilet
paper, will also be available.
This program is a huge support to our students and their families. Families must be income eligible, however the threshold is 200% of the federal poverty level, which encompasses a higher number of our families (captures families who do not qualify for free/reduced lunch).
We are looking to make outreach to various civic, community, faith, and service organizations in order to spread the word. Seniors, shut-ins, and those with mobility issues can designate a proxy in effort to assist with access to the food/distribution location. Please see the downloads section of the web page for a flyer or proxy designation form.
Thanks in advance for your support. Feel free to email or call with any questions.