Alliance Formed To Get Students Meals During School Closure

Organizations in Findlay and Hancock County are coordinating their efforts to ensure students in need have access to meals during the school closings due to the coronavirus threat.

Beginning Tuesday, March 17th, Findlay City Schools will offer a grab-and-go meal Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Glenwood Middle School and Lincoln Elementary School for children ages one through18 from Hancock County. Children must be present to receive the meals.

The meals include a lunch for the current day and breakfast for the following morning and meals can be picked up at Glenwoods rear entrance and at Lincolns west cafeteria entrance.

Additionally, the Findlay YMCAs Feed-A-Child program will be present at eight Findlay City primary and secondary schools on Tuesdays and Fridays from 4 6 p.m. weekly to distribute one food bag to every child in need.

The pick-up locations include Whittier Elementary, Wilson Vance Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Chamberlin Hill, Lincoln Elementary, Jacobs Elementary, Bigelow Hill and Northview Elementary. Each bag contains two breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners, and two snacks.

The United Way of Hancock County has established the United Way of Hancock County Relief Fund at First Federal Bank to donate in support of Hancock County residents impacted by recent events and our current public health crisis.

All funds donated to this account will be used to meet local needs including supplemental meals such as the Feed-A-Child program which is a funded program of United Way.

Contributions can be made in any amount at any First Federal Bank location in Northwest Ohio. Additionally, checks can be sent to United Way of Hancock County, 245 Stanford Parkway or online at with “Crisis Response” in the check memo or online comment section.

For a comprehensive list of supplemental meals and other basic need resources, people are being urged to visit