The Facts:

In Ohio more than 20% of children experience food insecurity. In Columbus more than 100,000 individuals rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps).  By the third grade, children who were food insecure in Kindergarten had been found to have an average of 13% drop in math and reading scores.

CCH Response:

With public support, Central is able to provide:  food benefits enrollment and referral to pantries, free monthly Community Dinner, daily meals and snacks for those in our Early Education and Afterschool/Summer Camp programs, Take Home Groceries twice monthly for youth, and for Seniors Рweekly lunches and grocery store/food bank transportation. Our Community Garden is open to anyone who wishes to pick fresh produce as available.


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