Seven Cincinnati Public Library branches will be offering backpacks of food for children to take home on weekends. The backpack program starts this Friday, July 20th.
The weekend backpack program is in addition to the summer feeding taking place at these library sites on weekdays. During the summer needy children lose access to the school year lunch and breakfast programs. Summer feeding is needed to fill in the gaps especially with child hunger rates exceeding 25 percent in Ohio.
The Freestore Foodbank is providing the funding for the weekend backpack program. For more information contact the participating libraries listed below:
Deer Park Public Library (3970 E. Galbraith Rd. Cincinnati OH 45236) 513-369-4450
Elmwood Place Public Library (6120 Vine St. Cincinnati OH 45216) 513-369-4452
Forest Park Public Library (655 Waycross Rd. Cincinnati OH 45240) 513-369-4478
Groesbeck Public Library (2994 W. Galbraith Rd. Cincinnati OH 45239) 513-369-4454
North Central Public Library (11109 Hamilton Ave. Cincinnati OH 45231) 513-369-6068
Reading Public Library (9001 Reading Rd. Cincinnati OH 45215) 513-369-4465
Sharonville Public Library (10980 Thornview Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45241) 513-369-6049