2020 Summer Stats

18,136 Lunches Served

          We began serving lunches on Monday, March 16. Our last day of delivery lunches, 25 weeks later, was September 4, 2020.

 

239 Children representing 92 families were registered

        While 239 children were registered for the summer lunch program representing 92 families. 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 just quit showing up to pick up their lunches.

  •  33 children were from Burton

  •    6 children were from Chagrin Falls

  •  14 children were from Claridon – Chardon School District

  •  24 children were from Claridon – Berkshire School District

  •    5 children were from Cleveland

  •    4 children were from Hambden

  •  10 children were from Huntsburg

  •    5 children were from Mespotamia

  •  57 children were from Middlefield

  •  30 children were from Montville

  •    4 children were from Munson

  •  12 children were from Newbury

  •    2 children were from Parma

  •  26 children were from Thompson

  •    3 children were from Troy

  •    4 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:

  •    9 – age 1

  •    7 – age 2

  •  21 – age 3

  •  13 – age 4

  •  21 – age 5

  •  24 – age 6

  •  12 – age 7

  •  15 – age 8

  •  21 – age 9

  •  17 – age 10

  •  11 – age 11

  •  17 – age 12

  •  15 – age 13

  •    8 – age 14

  •  14 – age 15

  •    6 – age 16

  •    5 – age 17

  •    1 – age 18

  •    0 – age 19

  •    1 – age 20

  •    1 – age 21

 

66 Volunteers

          Volunteers donated 3,336 hours this summer on Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday mornings preparing, packing and delivering lunches. An additional 900 hours was spent on the program outside of Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning. Of the 66 volunteers, 41 were adults and 25 were students. Of the 41 adults, 3 were staff members of Berkshire School District.

          While 41 seems like a large number of volunteers, the reality of it is there were usually eight to twelve volunteers each day. With the pandemic, I had to change my usual “the more the merrier” attitude, to this is the number of people I need to get lunch made and out the door on time.

Students came from:

  • Burton Elementary

  • Ledgemont Elementary

  • Berkshire Jr./Sr. High School

  • NDCL

  • Chardon High School

  • Munson Elementary

  • Cleveland City Schools

17 Delivery Locations – 2 Businesses – 25 Homes

          Each day eight 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. Other lunches were delivered to the business where a parent worked.       

Burton:

  • Burton Elementary School

  • New Mercies Church

Claridon:

  • Claridon Congregational Church

  • Jacques

  • Aquilla Village

Huntsburg:

  • Huntsburg Town Hall

Middlefield

  • St. Lucy Church

  • Middlefield Library

  • Jordak Elementary

  • Middlefield Methodist Church

Montville:

  • Montville Community Center

Newbury:

  • Newbury School

  • Kiwanis Lake Community Center

Thompson:

  • Ledgemont Elementary School

  • Thompson Methodist Church

  • Rustic Pines

Troy:

  • Troy Community Center

 

$56,318.94 in Donations

        Monetary donations totaled $56,318.94. $19,098.88 was raised for us by the Chardon Rotary Foundation. Plus, Chardon Rotary Foundation matched the first $10,000 raised. Totaling $29,098.88 raised for and given to us by the Chardon Rotary Foundation.

 

$31,199.55 in Food Expenses

          Food purchased for the children added up to $31,199.55. The food for each lunch cost $1.72. The estimated expense per lunch before the start of the summer was $3.21 per lunch. We received a huge donation of cheese and meat from Geauga Hunger Task Force Burton Food Pantry. We also received food commodities through the school. Because of these donations we were able to keep the cost of each lunch well below the projected cost per lunch.

 

$10,821.94 in Supply Expenses

        $2,489 – Refrigerator courtesy of Hope for Kids, Geauga

          $2,119 – Freezer courtesy of the Cleveland Foundation

          $3,560.36 – Food containers for each lunch

          $2,653.58 – Other non-food expenses

          We were able to purchase a new, energy efficient commercial double door refrigerator due to the grant we received from Hope for Kids, Geauga. We purchased a single door commercial freezer from the grant we received from the Cleveland Foundation.

          The containers for the children’s lunches was our largest expense of a non-food related items. But they were a necessity in getting the children lunches. Considering we provided 18,136 lunches, the containers averaged just 20 cents a meal. This included not only their main meal containers, but also containers for salad and dressing.

 

CONTACT US 

 

P.O Box 12 

East Claridon, Ohio 44033

Tel: (440) 321-5596

ClaridonCommunityHelps@gmail.com​