The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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June 16, 2013

Time to eat! Free summer meals for children

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — Ashtabula County Children Services is dishing up hot meals for children again this summer.

The program provides free nutritious meals and snacks to help children get the nutrition they need to play and grow through the summer months.

Last year the agency provided more than 40,000 meals, lunch and breakfast, to area children. Learning doesn’t stop when school is out, neither does a child’s need for good nutrition, said Tania Burnett, executive director of Children Services.

The state approves meal sites in low-income areas, where at least half of the children come from families with incomes at or below poverty level. The program draws children into supervised activities that are safe, fun and filled with learning opportunities.

Sponsored by Children Services, the USDA-approved meals are free to children ages 1 to 18, Monday through Friday throughout Ashtabula County until Aug. 9. The sites will be closed on July 4. The program is an extension of the Ohio Department of Education’s free and reduced cost lunch program and is funded by the ODOE, Burnett said.

Burnett said no one will be asked for proof of residency or proof of financial eligibility.

This year, the Ashtabula Rotary Club donated five bicycles to raffle off at the breakfasts.

For more information on the free meals, call Children Services at 440-998-1811.

Here is a list of the meal sites and times for breakfast (if applicable) and lunch:


* Ashtabula YMCA, 263 W. Prospect Road, noon to 12:30 p.m.;

* Bardmoor, 6414 Bardmoor Road, 9 to 9:30 a.m., noon to 12:30 p.m.;

* Bethany Lutheran Church, 933 Michigan Ave., 12:30 to 1 p.m.;

* Bonniewood, 3208 Glover Dr., 9 to 9:30 a.m., noon to 12:30 p.m.;

* Dream Center, 604 W. 57th St., noon to 12:30 p.m.;

* East Side Presbyterian Church, 3440 Edgewood Drive, 11:30 to noon;

* Harbor Ridge Apartments, 1917 Lambros Ave., 9:30 to 10 a.m., 12:30 to 1 p.m.;

* Peoples Baptist Church, 3837 West Ave., 10 to 10:30 a.m., 12:30 to 1 p.m.;

* GO Ministries, 3703 Station Ave., 10 to 10:30 a.m., 12:30 to 1 p.m.;

* South Park at St. Peter Episcopal Church, 4901 S. Main Ave., 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.;

* Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1342 W. Prospect Road, 11:30 a.m. to noon;

* Woodman Avenue site, 5717 Woodman Ave., 10 to 10:30 a.m., 12:30 to 1 p.m.


* Conneaut Human Resource Center, 327 Mill St., 9 to 9:30 a.m., noon to 12:30 p.m.


* Geneva Eagle Street Park, North Eagle Street, 11:30 a.m. to noon.


* Geneva Township Park, 5045 Lake Road, 12:30 to 1 p.m.

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