District sack meals totaled 34,906; summer food offered at two sites

Dewayne Price, a security specialist at Mansfield Senior High, handed out sack lunches and breakfasts on June 1, the final day of the district’s food distribution program.

      Mansfield City Schools distributed a combined 34,906 sack lunches and breakfasts for students at three locations while schools were closed from March 18 to June 1.

      Food service manager Lauren Moran said the totals were almost identical: 17,494 lunches and 17,412 breakfasts.

      Volunteers provided drive-up meal distributions from 12 to 1 p.m. each weekday at Mansfield Senior High, Malabar Intermediate School and Springmill STEM Elementary. The nutritionally balanced meals were packaged by food service staff at Senior High and shipped in coolers to the other two locations.

      The largest volume was at Senior High where 12,647 lunches and 12,564 breakfasts were distributed during the nearly 11 weeks.

      Malabar’s totals were identical: 4,251 lunches, 4,251 breakfasts.

      Springmill STEM was added as a distribution site soon after the program started. Totals there were 596 lunches and 597 breakfasts.

      While the district meal distribution was required to end on June 1, which would have been students’ final day in school, summer meal programs for school-age children are underway at two other locations.

      Mansfield UMADAOP, 215 S. Trimble Road, is providing weekday breakfast pickup from 8:30 to 9 a.m. and lunch pickup from 12 to 1 p.m. Delivery also is available. Call 567-307-7299.

      Lunch only is available for pickup at North Lake Park, 270 Rae Ave., from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 419-610-6915.

      Cleveland Food Bank is the sponsoring organization for the UMADAOP and North Lake Park programs. Both sites began food distribution on June 1 and will continue Monday through Friday until Aug. 7.

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