PHCA, Islamic Center, and Perrysburg Schools Food Pantry
As a result of school closures and an unprecedented surge in unemployment, access to food has become an increasing problem for a great many Perrysburg area families, as well as those in the surrounding region. To address this need, the Perrysburg Heights Association immediately began a collaboration with the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo and the Perrysburg School District to distribute food to children on free and reduced lunch programs as well as other families in need. As a result of this collaboration, a food pantry was established at the Perrysburg Heights Community Center where food distributions began on March 16, 2020.
Food supplies for multiple days, including single serve meals, breakfast items, dinner ingredients, and groceries are distributed at the PHCA Community Center on Jefferson Street, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Bags of food are distributed curbside as vehicles drive into the parking lot of the Community Center. Food bags have also been delivered, upon request, to the homes of senior citizens and homebound individuals, including individuals showing signs of illness who are urged to stay at home and call the Community Center for delivery.
Both the Islamic Center and Perrysburg School District have provided food supplies and volunteers to assist with this food distribution, together with distributions of toiletries and sanitary products, which will continue indefinitely so long as the Covid-19 pandemic persists.
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