Free Meals for Kids at Two Branches

Library Joins Children’s Hunger Alliance to Provide Meals to Children

YOUNGSTOWN (December 8, 2020/For Immediate Release) — The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, in collaboration with Children’s Hunger Alliance (CHA), is distributing ready-to-eat meals available for pickup for ages 18 and younger at two library branches, Newport and Michael Kusalaba libraries.

Free ready-to-eat meals will be available for pickup at the Newport and Michael Kusalaba branch libraries on Mon.-Thurs. from 2-6:30 p.m. and Fri.-Sat. from 2-5 p.m. Food for holidays that the libraries are closed can be picked up in advance. 

The food packages consist of non-perishable offerings. (Please Note: in keeping with COVID precautions, meals cannot be eaten inside the libraries.)

The Library joins the CHA as they strive to help feed children who have lost access to meals as a result of the pandemic.

From their website (

“Founded in 1970, Children’s Hunger Alliance is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger. We partner with organizations throughout Ohio to provide nutritious meals to at-risk children who need them most.”

“Children’s Hunger Alliance remains committed to helping feed children who have lost access to meals as a result of the coronavirus crisis.”

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