Cleveland Metropolitan School District sites offer carryout meals for Cleveland children
The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) website at clevelandmetroschools.org has the following message: “As part of efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, Gov. Mike DeWine ordered the closure of all Ohio schools for a three-week period, starting March 17. During this difficult time, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District is taking steps to help support students and families: 1). The District is providing carryout meals to students 18 and younger at 22 school sites, as well as shuttle service to the sites.”
A flier available on the CMSD website lists the twenty-two carryout meal sites that are open Monday thru Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For students who would like to take a shuttle bus to the meal site, the flier also lists times and locations for shuttle buses that pickup students at other schools to take them to and from the sites where meals are being passed out. Students can also obtain take home academic materials from these sites or view them online.
While the original school closure period is from March 17 to April 3rd. That time period will likely be extended as projections of Coronavirus or COVID-19 show no signs of letting up by April 3rd. It would be safe to assume that bagged meal distribution will continue after April 3rd.
The Cleveland Metropolitan School District has set up a dedicated Coronavirus COVID-19 Webpage at: https://www.clevelandmetroschools.org/Coronavirus. The Website contains daily updates and resources outlining the supports that CMSD has in place for students and their families, and also information about its 22 Student/Family Meal Sites.
Below are the schools in the Plain Press service area where Cleveland children ages 18 and under, regardless of what school they attended, can pick up bagged meals to take home. The bags contain a lunch and a breakfast for the next day. The listing for each meal pickup site also contains information on times shuttle buses will leave for that site from other neighborhood schools.
- Buhrer Dual Language, 1600 Buhrer Ave, Cleveland, 44109, 216.838-8350
Shuttle Pickup Location Address Times: Tremont 2409 W 10th St. 11:08 a.m.; Scranton 1991 Barber Ave. 11:15 a.m.; and Luis Munoz Marin 1701 Castle Ave. 11:22 a.m.
- Clark, 5550 Clark Ave, Cleveland, 44102, 216.838.7300
Shuttle Pickup Location Address Times: Halle 7901 Halle Ave. 11:12 a.m.; and International Newcomers Academy 3145 W 46th St. 11:23 a.m.
- Denison, 3799 W 33rd St, Cleveland, 44109, 216.838.3250
Shuttle Pickup Location Address Times: Orchard 4200 Bailey Ave. 11:09 a.m.; and Walton 3409 Walton Ave. 11:17 a.m.
- Garfield, 3800 W 140th St, Cleveland, 44111, 216.838.6300
Shuttle Pickup Location Address Time: Louis Agassiz 3595 Bosworth Rd. 11:18 a.m.
5). Louisa May Alcott, 10308 Baltic Rd, Cleveland, 44102, 216.838.6500
Shuttle Pickup Location Address Time: Joseph M Gallagher 6601 Franklin Blvd. 11:11 a.m.; and Marion C Seltzer 1468 W 98th St. 11:20 a.m.
6). Riverside14601 Montrose Ave, Cleveland, 44111 216.838.6700
Shuttle Pickup Location Address Times: Almira 3375 W 99th St., 11:20 a.m.; and Wilbur Wright, 11005 Parkhurst Dr., 11:23 a.m.
7). Waverly, 1805 W 57th St, Cleveland, 44102, 216.838.7550
Shuttle Pickup Location Address Time, Garrett Morgan 4016 Woodbine Ave., 11:11 a.m., and Paul L Dunbar 2159 W 29th St. 11:19 a.m.
In addition to the Cleveland Metropolitan School District meal pickup sites, City Life Center at 3340 Trowbridge Avenue is distributing packaged dinners to Cleveland youth on Monday thru Friday from 1-3 p.m. They offer meat and vegetarian options. City Life Director Jonny Fine says the dinners were made possible through donations from area churches and restaurants.
For additional information about obtaining food or call the Greater Cleveland Food Bank Help Center at 216-738-2067 or visit their website at: www.greaterclevelandfoodbank.org.