April 2019

Services · After School Snack Service

After school snack service

In an effort to combat childhood hunger, The Library is partnering with Children’s Health Alliance to bring afterschool snack service to 17 branch libraries. They are: Avondale, Bond Hill, College Hill, Elmwood Place, Groesbeck, Madisonville, Mt. Healthy, North Central, Northside, Norwood, Pleasant Ridge, Reading, St. Bernard, Walnut Hills, West End, Westwood, and the Main Library.

The snack service program provides items — such as milk, fruit, vegetables with dip, oatmeal bars, yogurt, pretzels, string cheese sticks, cereal bars, and muffins — to the locations along with some shelf-stable snacks to have on hand should there be an unexpected increase in students on any given day.

Snacks are delivered to the branches in the afternoon Monday through Friday, except days the Library is closed for a holiday. Snacks are for youth 18 years old and under who are present for Homework Help or another Library afterschool program. Service times vary by branch.

According to the Children’s Hunger Alliance website, more than 630,000 children across Ohio live in food insecure households. That means more than one in four children are unsure of where their next meal is coming from.