food for needyWe know that at times some families experience difficulties finding a way to make ends meet.  Making sure that all students have the opportunity to eat is very important to us.

Your family may qualify for the free or reduced lunch program.  There is an application which must be completed annually and returned to the school or the Worthington Education Center in order to qualify.  Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch will also have the option of having school and athletic fees decreased or waived if the application page is indicated to request this.

There are also resources in the community which help students and families with food.  

The Worthington Food Pantry is located at 445 East Dublin-Granville Rd in Worthington.  Additional information including hours and resources can be found online at

Several community churches offer free dinners open to all community members each month.  This sheet highlights the dates and locations of these dinner opportunities.

Hot meals are always of value to individuals and families who are struggling.  Please refer to this sheet with information about weekly dates and locations for these meals.

During the summer, although school is not in session, there is a summer food service program for children.  Free meals are provided for qualifying children enrolled in the summer school or summer intervention program as well as the first 25 children in the community on a first come first serve basis.  Meals are available to children 18 and younger or children over 18 who are determined by a state public education agency to be mentally or physically disabled.  Additional information about the summer meal program will be available during the summer months on the Worthington Website at