6,314 Lunches Served

          We began serving lunches on May 24 with Cardinal Schools, added in the Newbury area on June 4 and Berkshire School area on June 11. Our last day of delivery lunches, 12 weeks later, was August 13, 2021.

 

184 Children representing 81 families were registered

        While 184 children were registered for the summer lunch program representing 81 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.

  •   4 children were from Auburn

  • 23 children were from Burton

  •   5 children were from Claridon – Chardon School District

  •   7 children were from Claridon – Berkshire School District

  •   5 children were from Fairport

  •   1 child was from Garrettsville

  •   5 children were from Hambden

  • 22 children were from Huntsburg

  • 41 children were from Middlefield

  • 25 children were from Montville

  •   4 children were from Munson

  • 15 children were from Newbury

  •   3 children were from Russell

  • 16 children were from Thompson

  •   3 children were from Troy

  •  2 children were from W. Farmington

  •  2 children were from Wickliffe

  •  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:

  •    3 – age 1

  •    4 – age 2

  •    8 – age 3

  •    6 – age 4

  •  12 – age 5

  •    9 – age 6

  •  17 – age 7

  •  12 – age 8

  •  16 – age 9

  •  23 – age 10

  •  10 – age 11

  •  16 – age 12

  •  16 – age 13

  •  18 – age 14

  •    7 – age 15

  •    5 – age 16

  •    2 – age 17

  •    0 – age 18

 

75 Volunteers

          Volunteers donated 1,509 hours this summer on Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday mornings preparing, packing and delivering lunches. An additional 405 hours was spent on the program outside of Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning. Of the 75 volunteers, 44 were adults and 31 were students.

         

Students came from:

  • Berkshire School District

  • Cardinal School District

  • Cleveland City Schools

  • Kenston School District

  • Notre Dame High School

18 Delivery Locations – 17 Homes – 2 Apartment Complexes

          Each day seven 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:

  • Burton Elementary School

  • New Mercies Church

  • Tiffany’s Learning Center

Claridon:

  • Claridon Congregational Church

  • Jacques

  • Aquilla Village

  • Headwaters Park

Huntsburg:

  • Huntsburg Town Hall

Middlefield

  • Jordak Elementary

  • Mineral Lake Park

  • Pilgrim Mennonite Church

  • Middlefield Mobile Home Community

Montville:

  • Montville Community Center

Newbury:

  • BP Gas Station

  • Kiwanis Lake Community Center

Thompson:

  • Ledgemont Elementary School

  • Rustic Pines

Troy:

  • Blue Jay Orchards

$8,225 in Donations

        Monetary donations totaling $8,225.00 were received this year.

 

$11,419.92 in Food Expenses

          Food purchased for the children added up to $11,419.92. The food for each lunch cost $1.81. The estimated expense per lunch before the start of the summer was $3.21 per lunch. We received a numerous donation from Geauga Hunger Task Force Food Pantries. This helped us reduce our cost of purchasing meat, cheese and canned goods immensely.  Because of these donations we were able to keep the cost of each lunch well below the projected cost per lunch.

 

$1,814.61 in Supply Expenses

          Disposable containers for the children’s lunches are always are largest expense. We had multiple cases of the tins left from last year along with the 2-ounce salad dressing containers. We received a donation of bowls from Huntsburg Dari-Whip for our fresh salads on Wednesday. Between the carry overs and the donation, we did not need to purchase as many of these items. We did however use up everything we had and will need to purchase containers to start the 2022 summer program.