Hungry? CPS Food Pick-up Sites Provide Relief in Many Ways for Cincinnati's Children

March 26, 2020

By Max Londberg, Cincinnati Enquirer

The strain of social isolation is building for families, but there's a bright spot to be had most weekdays at the two dozen Cincinnati Public Schools food distribution sites.

On Wednesday, 3-year-old Carlie Shaw ran toward a table in the parking lot of Oyler School in Lower Price Hill and hugged a uniformed Cincinnati police officer, telling her she missed her.

Next she chased her older sister, Calli Glover, 5, up and down the sidewalk. 

Then she fished out a head of broccoli and a chocolate-milk carton from the plastic bags given to her family. They contained meals for two lunches and two breakfasts. The food is there for any child under 19 years old, regardless if they attend a CPS school or not. A child or children must be present in order to receive food at one of the 24 sites across the city. 

The food is available through CPS for any family with children who may need a little help amid the novel coronavirus crisis.

Families can pick up food on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the sites listed in this story and on the CPS website

CPS distributed nearly 50,000 meals in the first week of the program.

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