Questions & Answers
Q: Who is eligible to receive lunch?
A: All children in school and younger.
Q: Is there an income eligibility requirement?
A: No, all children are welcome.
Q: Can anyone pick up the child’s lunch at the selected location?
A: No, the child MUST be present to receive a lunch.
During this time, a child does not need to be present.
Q: Will my child eat lunch at the pickup location or take it with them?
A: Lunches will already be prepacked for your child to pick up and take with them.
To keep everyone healthy, upon arrival at the delivery location the driver will take one families lunch out of the insulated bag. They will set it on their tailgate. The driver will step away from the vehicle so one person from the family can go up to the car and pick up their lunches.
Q: If my child is not enrolled in Berkshire, Cardinal or Newbury School District, but will be spending time with someone in the school district, are they eligible to receive lunch?
A: Absolutely, as long as the child has been preregistered.
Q: I just found out about this program, is it too late to register?
A: Registration is continuous all summer. We do need 24 hours notice before the child can pick up their first meal.
Q: My child has a food allergy. Will they still be able to receive a meal?
A: We will do our best to work with you and your child to ensure your child receives lunch.
Q: My child would like to help prepare the meals. Will they receive lunch?
A: Yes. All children in school and younger who volunteer will receive lunch.
Due to the Coronavirus, we are working with a very limited volunteer staff. Please call 440-321-5596 to see if there is space available for dropping in to volunteer.
Q: If I register my child, do I need to receive lunch all summer or can I miss a few days or weeks when the child is unavailable?
A: A child can receive a meal for one day, one week, one month or whatever works for you and your family. We just ask that you let us know ahead of time please.
Q: Will there be only one pickup location in each township?
A: The number of pickup locations will be based on need. If there is a need for 3 different locations spread out in the township that is what we will do. If there is only a need for one location in the township, that is what we will do. Each township delivery location will be based on where the needs are most.
Our current delivery locations are Thompson Methodist Church, Rustic Pines, Ledgemont Elementary, Montville Community Center, Huntsburg Town Hall, Claridon Congregational Church, Burton Elementary, Troy Community House, New Mercies Church, Jacques and the pavilion at Aquilla Village.
When Newbury School year comes to a close, we will officer lunches to children in the Newbury area. The lunch delivery locations will be Newbury School and the Community House at Kiwanis Lake.
Currently we are delivering lunches to Middlefield students at their home, following the same procedure as the school. When the school year ends, we will be delivering to a variety of locations. All of those locations have not been determined yet.
Q: How are locations determined?
A: The scheduled locations will be determined according to the registrations we receive. For example, if a large number of children live near Ledgemont Elementary and another group near Thompson Square, after we prepare the meal at Claridon Congregational Church it will be delivered to those areas at the assigned times.
Q: When will I know where the pickup locations will be?
A: New pickup locations will be determined as we move forward. You will be contacted in 24 hours of registering with your location.
Q: How will I be notified of the pickup locations?
A: Information with be emailed, received in a text message, a phone call or in the mail through the postal service. However, you chose to receive correspondences at registration.
Q: How do I register my child?
Q: Will there be available a menu so that I can see what meals are scheduled?
A: No. Hot meals will be based on items that can be purchased on sale and food that is donated. The hot lunch will include a protein, vegetable, fruit, salad and milk. Bagged lunches will include a meat and cheese sandwich, yogurt, fruit or vegetable, granola bar and milk or juice.