Children’s Hunger Alliance has been authorized by the Ohio Department of Education to expand meal distribution to the Wilmington-Stroop and Kettering-Moraine Branches of the Dayton Metro Library system. The Library also received a grant from the COVID-19 Response Fund for Greater Dayton to cover food distribution at the remaining two branches, Brookville and Vandalia, so free shelf-stable meals are now available at all 18 Dayton Metro Library locations. Each week, parents can pick up 10 meals per child (2 meals per day), at the designated times and locations.
Starting July 13, the Library is partnering with Premier Produce to add fresh produce distribution as well. Produce boxes contain 22 lbs of assorted fresh fruits and vegetables (apples, oranges, potatoes, onions, celery, etc.) pre-sorted, packed,and ready for pickup. This is a USDA funded program. Anyone can take a box (or more than one). No requirements or pre-registration are required.
Dayton Metro Library will distribute produce boxes, along with the shelf-stable meals, through August 27 at these Library locations and times:
TUESDAYS, 3:30-4:30 pm
WEDNESDAYS, 3:30-4:30 pm
THURSDAYS, 3:30-4:30 pm
For more information, contact Claudine Bennett, DML External Relations Manager, at CBennett@DaytonMetroLibrary.org or by calling 937.496.8586.