Free Meals For ALL Children 18 And Under
During the extended canceling of classes, CCS will offer meals for ALL children age 18 and under, Monday through Friday.
The meals will be "grab and go" style, and kids will also be able to pick up lunch at breakfast, or pick up the next day's breakfast at lunch. Also, per federal regulations, children 18 and under must be in attendance in order to pick up food. We are working with elected officials in an attempt to modify this, and we will update our website and social feeds if this does change.
Additional free take-home meals for evenings and weekends are also available for all children at our food sites, thanks to a partnership with the Children's Hunger Alliance.
Please see below for more information and a map of locations.
Mobile Produce Market Extended Through May
CCS, in partnership with the Mid-Ohio Food Collective and Columbus Recreation and Parks, has extended the Mobile Produce Market available at various food service sites through May. Free bags of fresh produce will be provided to adults on the below dates.
COTA - Transportation Maps
All children traveling to one of our CCS distribution sites ride COTA for free. Below, or linked here, is a map of each site and the corresponding COTA line.
MARCH 19, 2020 UPDATE: COTA announced that ALL transit is free for all children and adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. The below flyer is outdated in stating that only school students ride for free, but the information about which lines get to which food service site remains accurate. Again, all fares for COTA are now waived for everyone during this pandemic.
MARCH 20, 2020 UPDATE: Beginning Monday, March 23, Dominion Middle School in the Clintonville area has been added as a 15th food site. The below flyer is also outdated in this regard. Please see above for an updated full map and list of timeframes.