As the school year wraps up and the sun-soaked days of summer approach, Galion City Schools has stepped up to ensure that their students will not only enjoy their holidays but will also be well-nourished. The district has announced the launch of its Summer Food Service Program, a collaborative initiative with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) designed to provide free meals to students throughout the summer break.

The program, which runs from June 12 through July 31, is available to all students in the Galion City School District, each of whom can benefit from a weekly meal distribution. The goal of the initiative is to ensure that while school is out, the nutritional needs of students are still being met. The program is overseen by Shannon King, Food Services Director at Galion City Schools.

Registration is simple and can be done either via phone or email. All that’s needed is the name of the parent or guardian, the number of students, and the preferred pickup location. To register, you can call 419.468.6500 extension 11016, or email Shannon King directly at

The meals are designed to be both nutritious and convenient. Each grab-and-go meal bag contains five breakfasts and five lunches, enough to keep students well-fed throughout the week. Bulk milk will also be distributed to supplement the meals, ensuring that students receive essential nutrients for growth and development.

To make the program as accessible as possible, the district has set up various pickup locations throughout the city. Whether you live near Libby Lane Apartments or at Galion Arms, or enjoy the East Park Splash Pad or the playgrounds near the Heise Park Curly Slide Pavilion, there’s a pickup location conveniently located near you.

The distribution times are as follows:

  • Libby Lane Apartments – 10:00 to 10:20 AM
  • East Park Splash Pad Pavilion – 10:30 to 10:50 AM
  • Galion Arms – 11:00 to 11:20 AM
  • Heise Park Curly Slide Pavilion – 11:30 to 11:50 AM

The Summer Food Service Program embodies Galion City Schools’ commitment to the wellbeing of its students.

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