Press Release: Oberlin Schools Offers Meals During The Summer

Oberlin City Schools Student and Family Support Coordinator Mr. Jay Nimene hands pre-packaged meals to a student.

OBERLIN -- Oberlin Community Services, in partnership with Oberlin City Schools, is ensuring every child has food security within the district during the summer months.

This year, Oberlin Community Services is delivering pre-packed lunches and fresh milk to Eastwood Elementary on Monday and Wednesday of every week. All items are being distributed by Oberlin City Schools staff. The packages combined contain enough lunches for one child for the entire school week.

Oberlin Community Services Food Programs Coordinator Liv Hanson said the initiative is funded through the Summer Food Service Program, which is federally funded grant.

“In our case, the grant was awarded to Elyria City Schools, as the recipient of the SFSP grant. Elyria City Schools prepares and delivers the lunches to Oberlin Community Services so that we can provide them to Oberlin Schools students at no cost,” Miss Hanson said.

Lunches are available to all Oberlin City Schools students, with the specific aim of reducing food insecurity among Oberlin children over the summer when families cannot rely on school lunches.

“As a result, this initiative’s primary beneficiaries are low-income and food insecure Oberlin students, as well as their family, who can use the funds they would otherwise have spent on those meals on other necessities,” Miss Hanson said.

To date, 30 to 60 lunches have been given out per distribution day by Oberlin City Schools Student and Family Support Coordinator Mr. Jay Nimene.

For more information please contact Student and Family Support Coordinator Mr. Jay Nimene at or (440) 774-1458