Many families rely on school lunches to feed their children; CCC is stepping in to fill the gap.
UPDATE: The food basket initiative has been paused.
Out of an abundance of love and care for the community, Hudson church Christ Community Chapel (CCC) is responding to Governor DeWine’s decisions for the state by taking bold measures to protect their congregation and serve local families during the coronavirus outbreak.
First, CCC has suspended all weekend services, events, and activities until further notice. Though the statewide ban on gatherings of 100+ people is not required of religious organizations, CCC determined the best way to love their congregation and the community was to put any kind of church gathering, large or small, on hold in an effort to help limit the spread of illness.
Secondly, CCC recognizes that many local families will be negatively impacted by the 3-week closing of all schools as there are many kids who rely on the breakfasts and lunches provided by school systems to stay fed and nourished. Although the school systems are working hard to continue to provide food to students during the closure, it could be difficult for some families to access those meals.
To fill that gap and make sure local children in need don’t go hungry, CCC will make available 1,000 free boxes of food every Wednesday, starting March 18, to sustain local families during the 3-week school closure. Each box will contain a 5-day supply of non-perishable breakfast and lunch food for one person, so a family of 3 could pick up 3 boxes. The food contained will be simple enough for most children to prepare on their own, such as cereal, applesauce, granola bars, and canned soup.
Please note, CCC is offering these boxes to all in need, not just families with children. The boxes will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis and can be picked up anytime 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays while supplies last at Christ Community Chapel located at 750 W. Streetsboro St., Hudson, OH 44236.
Recipients won’t even need to exit their cars – they simply will pull into the parking lot where the food boxes will be placed directly into their vehicles by the CCC team.