Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District

Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District News Article

District Partners with Food Bank to Provide Fresh Food to Community

The Greater Cleveland Food Bank logo.

Aug. 18, 2016 -- Students, families and CH-UH community members will have the opportunity to receive fresh produce and pantry items each month at two locations, as part of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank School Market program.

On Tuesday, September 6, representatives from the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District and the Food Bank will kick off the market at Boulevard Elementary. The market will continue through the school year on the first Tuesday of each month. Oxford Elementary will begin its market on Tuesday, September 20 and will continue on the third Tuesday of each month.

“This is a terrific service to our school families and communities,” said Karen Allen, a school social worker who helped bring the program to the District. “We’re so grateful for our partnership with the Food Bank, which will allow us to help keep our students and community healthy.”

At each School Market distribution, approximately 5,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables, along with shelf-stable product such as whole wheat pasta and beans, are distributed for free to families in need. Additionally, these distributions often include nutrition education, health and wellness activities and food demonstrations.

The market is open to the public.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 (Boulevard)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 (Oxford)

2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Boulevard Elementary School

1749 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights OH 44118

Oxford Elementary School

939 Quilliams Road, Cleveland Heights OH 44121

View photos of Boulevard's school market kickoff

View photos of Oxford's school market kickoff

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