Free and Reduced Lunch During School the State-Mandated Closure

Dear Kirltand Local Schools Family,

For our families who are approved for our Free & Reduced lunch program, our Nutrition Services department will be preparing grab-and-go style breakfast and lunch meals for you. This service will begin on Monday, March 23, 2020.  Meals will be available for drive through pickup Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the entrance in the back of the High School Cafeteria (see below picture). Any families that have questions can contact our Food Service Director, Mrs. Ginni Vaccaro via email at: or by calling 440-256-3311 ext: 4009. 

Additional food and meal resources can be found below:

  • A Kirtland C.A.R.E.S team was assembled by the city to support those in need. Reach out to them at

  • Old South Church at 9802 Chillicothe Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094:

    • Monday and Wednesday 6:00-7:30 PM 

    • Friday 2:00-4:00 PM 

    • The entrance faces Eagle Road and is clearly marked when the pantry is open. A form of ID is required.

  • Food Force, Catholic Charities, 8 North State Street, Suite 455, Painseville, 440-357-5644 

    • 10am-1pm, Monday-Thursday, can be visited once per month 

  • Food Not Bombs - Lake County: 440-340-3663,

  • Lake County Job and Family Services: 440-350-4000,  

  • Local Food Pantries: 866-348-6479, option 2. To find local food pantries near you, please visit 

  • Salvation Army: 69 Pearl Street, Painesville. Lunch served weekdays 12-1pm, open to all ages.

  • St. Gabriel’s Food Pantry: 9925 Johnnycake Ridge Road, Concord, 440-721-0306. 10am-1pm, Monday-Friday. 

  • St. Mary’s Food Pantry: 242 North State St., Painesville, 440-354-6200

    • Tuesday and Thursdays, 10am-Noon - Prepackaged, non-perishables packs

    • 2nd Tuesday of the month 4:30-6:30pm - Perishables and Produce

    • Saturdays 9-11am - Individual item selection and non-perishables

  • Chagrin Falls Park Community Center: 440-247-6030. By appointment only. 

  • Christ Presbyterian Church: 12419 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, 440-729-1688

    • Monday: 6:30-8pm

    • Tuesday: 9:30-11am

    • Wednesday: 1-2:30pm

    • Thursday 10-11:30am

  • Geauga County Job and Family Services: 440-285-9141,

  • Geauga Hunger Task Force:

  • Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church: 8091 Plank Road, Thompson, 440-298-3822. By appointment only. 

  • Cleveland Food Bank:

  • United Way - Dial 211:

Please let us know if you have any questions.


Bill Wade

Kirtland Schools Superintendent

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