2019 Summer in Review

2,849 Lunches Served

          We began serving lunches on Tuesday, May 28 to Claridon students that lived in the Chardon School District. On June 6, we added students living in the Berkshire School District. Our last day of delivery was August 19, 2019.

  • 1,269 were delivered to children in Burton

  •    176 were delivered to children in Claridon – Berkshire Schools

  •    223 were delivered to children in Claridon – Chardon Schools

  •      49 were delivered to children in Huntsburg – Grand Valley School District

  •     357 were delivered in Montville

  •     775 were delivered in Thompson

 

89 Children were registered

        While 89 children were registered for the summer lunch program, not every child received lunch every day. Some only received it on certain days of the week, some only while they were at a relative’s home, some were out of town for some of the days and a few didn’t like our lunches and discontinued the program.

  • 23 children were from Burton

  •   7 children were from Chagrin Falls

  •   8 children were from Claridon – Chardon School District

  •   4 children were from Claridon – Berkshire School District

  •   5 children were from Cleveland

  •   2 children were from Hambden

  •   1 child was from Huntsburg

  •   6 children were from Middlefield

  • 15 children were from Montville

  • 15 children were from Thompson

  •   1 child was from West Farmington

  •   2 children were from Windsor

 

Ages

          All children in school and younger were able to participate in our lunch program. The ages of our registered children were as follows:

  •   1 – age 1

  •   6 – age 2

  •   5 – age 3

  •   6 – age 4

  •   6 – age 5

  •   7 – age 6

  •   6 – age 7

  •   7 – age 8

  •   6 – age 9

  •   7 – age 10

  •   7 – age 11

  • 11 – age 12

  •   4 – age 13

  •   5 – age 14

  •   3 – age 15

  •   1 – age 16

  •   1 – age 17

 

17 Delivery Locations

          Each day four drivers delivered to multiple locations. Some lunches were even delivered to the home of the child(ren) if the parent did not have transportation or would be at work and not able to bring the child(ren) to pick up lunch at the delivery time.

Burton:

  • Berkshire High School

  • Burton Elementary School

  • MC Studios

  • Log Cabin

Claridon:

  • Claridon Congregational Church

  • Jacques

  • Aquilla Village

Huntsburg:

  • Huntsburg Town Hall

Montville:

  • Montville Community Center

Thompson:

  • Ledgemont Elementary School

  • St. Patrick Church

  • Thompson Methodist Church

  • Rustic Pines

 

96 Volunteers

          Volunteers donated 1,161 hours this summer on Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday mornings preparing, packing and delivering lunches. Of the 93 volunteers, 46 were adults and 50 were students. Students came from:

  • Burton Elementary

  • Ledgemont Elementary

  • Berkshire Jr./Sr. High School

  • NDCL

  • Munson Elementary School

  • Park Elementary School

  • Chardon Middle School

  • St. Helen School

  • Northfield St. Barnabas School

  • Parma Green Valley Elementary School

  • Mentor High School

  • Aurora Leighton Elementary

  • Aurora Harmon Middle School

  • Aurora High School

 

$8,909.85 in Donations

        Monetary donations totaled $8,909.85. Numerous donations of food were made also. The outpouring of support overwhelmed all of us with gratitude. In fact, so much was donated, by the last few weeks we were turning away donations and asking if they would donate next year as we had sufficient funds to finish the 2019 season.

 

$5,583.80 in Expenses

          Food purchased for the children added up to $5,583.80. Each lunch cost $1.96. The estimated expense per lunch before the start of the summer was $2.46 per lunch. Had it not been for the abundance of food donations the cost per lunch would have exceeded the $2.46 estimate.

 

Thank You!

  • First Church Congregational of Claridon

  • 93 Volunteers

  • 2TSUSTAINABILITY

  • Adele Melzer

  • Al Safick

  • Anne & James Neville

  • April Miller

  • Barbara & David Parrington

  • Battles Family

  • Bill Grattino

  • Bob Zulandt

  • Burton Elementary Student Council

  • Burton Food Pantry

  • Carol Kovac

  • Carole Pleva

  • Caroline Kovac

  • Cathy Manning

  • Chardon VFW Aux. Post 6519

  • Dale’s Supermarket

  • Dawn Tolchinsky

  • Diane & Les Long

  • Donna Vaccariello

  • Dr. Anne Clouser DDS

  • Ellen Smith

  • Emma Maloney

  • Felicia Timas

  • Geauga Hunger Task Force

  • Geauga Mechanical

  • George & Natalie Davet

  • Great Lakes Growers

  • Gwen Petrik

  • Hemly Tool Supply Inc.

  • Huntsburg Grange

  • Joan Spangenberg

  • Joann Podany

  • John & Sally Miller

  • John Denney

  • Kathryn McClure

  • Laura Goyanes

  • Lighthouse Methodist Church

  • Lynne & Erwin Leffel

  • Maureen Gordon

  • Mr. Smythe

  • Nancy & Dennis Bihary

  • New Mercies Church

  • Patricia Pfouts

  • River Valley Produce

  • Rotary Club of Burton-Middlefield

  • Sherry & Lynn Carlton

  • Skip & Cindi Boehnlein

  • St. Mary’s Church

  • St. Patrick Church

  • Susan Vokoun

  • Terrance Zion

  • Terri & Tim Berman

  • The Arms Trucking Co.

  • Theresa & Scott Warner

  • Thompson Fire Department

  • University Hospital

  • Wendy Marks

  • Women United of United Way of Geauga County

 

CONTACT US 

 

P.O Box 12 

East Claridon, Ohio 44033

Tel: (440) 321-5596

ClaridonCommunityHelps@gmail.com​