Connexion West has asked local churches to help out students in need one more time before the summer food program kicks in. The team from our church will be distributing boxes Wed. June 3 from 10 am to 1 pm at General Sherman Junior High.
If you can help, please email Burbridge Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org. He needs to know how many people commit to help so they can provide enough masks and gloves for all volunteers.
Here’s a description of what’s going on from Burbridge:
Lancaster City Schools reached out to us requesting us to assist one final time for the kids with our Care for Kids Collaboration. They will be giving out two days worth of meals for the final time this coming Monday, June 1, 2020. The summer lunch program doesn’t start until the following Monday, June 8, 2020. Thus the need to assist our kids from Wednesday, June 3rd through June 8th. Currently we are planning on packaging the food boxes at our facility on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 from 4pm to 8pm, We will have the same system in place as the previous two events; temperature checks upon arrival, providing masks and gloves to those who don’t have one, maintaining social distancing. We will plan to distribute the boxes on Wednesday, June 3 at General Sherman, Medill, Tallmadge, Gorsuch West and Mount Pleasant. The schools numbers have increased steadily and based off a conversation I had this morning with them we should plan on distributing close to 2,000 boxes on Wednesday. We will need 40 to 45 volunteers on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 and then if your churches are able to cover the same locations as the previous events this should run smoothly. If you could assist in organizing volunteers for Tuesday’s event and let me know how many volunteers you will be bringing as well as their names and glove size to allow us to prepare their PPE that would be outstanding. As well as confirm that you will be able to cover the same locations as the previous event.
Thank you for everything, and as always if you have any questions please do not hesitate to call me.
TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2020 / 4PM TO 8PM: Package boxes at Connexion West – 625 Garfield Avenue, Lancaster, OH 43130
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2020 / 10AM to 1PM: Distribute food boxes at Medill Elementary, Mt. Pleasant Elementary, Tallmadge Elementary, General Sherman Junior High, Gorsuch West