Deer Park Families:
Below, you will find communication released from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
The Deer Park branch of the Cincinnati library will be providing meals to families in need Monday through Friday every day while school is canceled. While the Library will be closed the public, the Deer Park branch will be distributing meals to youth ages 18 and under from 4-5 p.m. each day.
Please contact the library if you have any questions.
Release from Public Library of Cincinnati:
According to Feeding America, nearly 40,000 children in Hamilton County live in a food insecure household. That means one in five children are unsure of where their next meal is coming from. Children facing hunger are more likely to struggle with school and exhibit behavioral problems.
While the Library is closed to the public at this time, we are making free meals available to youth ages 18 and under, in partnership with UMC Food Ministry. Shelf stable, ready to eat meals will be distributed on Monday-Friday while school is out at the following times and locations.
- 12-1 pm: Elmwood Place, Groesbeck, Madisonville, North Central, Reading and Main Library
- 2-3 pm: Avondale, Bond Hill, College Hill, Pleasant Ridge, West End, and Westwood
- 4-5 pm: Corryville, Covedale, Deer Park, St. Bernard, and Walnut Hills
This service is made possible through federal funding, as part of the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program.