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Social Services & Community Support

Family and Children's Resources

Wifi service is FREE and available at our locations, in most cases extending to the parking lot. Please use all caution in social distancing and stay in your vehicle, if possible.

Charter Communications will provide free access to Spectrum Broadband and Wifi for 60 days to K-12 families who do not currently have a subscription.

Help with Food

We are doing our best to keep these resources up-to-date, but please check with the provider to make sure they are still providing services.

School Systems

Canton City Schools is providing “To Go” bags to students with three meals. Students, ages 1 - 18, must be present, and meals will be distributed Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at all Canton City School locations.

Canton Local Schools is offering five locations where a child can pick up breakfast and lunch “grab n’ go” style.

Lake Local Schools is providing Grab and Go lunches to ALL children 18 years and under at Lake Elementary School each weekday 11:00-1:00 p.m.,  through May 28th.  This is open to all children, regardless of family income.  

Lake Township FISH is providing emergency food bags to those in need.  Delivery is available for those who need to stay quarantined at home.  Priority will be given to families on free/reduced lunch, FISH families, senior citizens, and those who have lost their income due to quarantine closings. Register here.

North Canton City Schools will provide breakfast and lunch for children 18 years of age and younger. Pick up at North Canton Middle School Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Children must be present.

Restaurants

Piada is offering a free kids pasta with sauce, cheese and a fountain drink, Monday – Friday (March 16 – May 31), during lunch hours of 10:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to children. They are also offering free delivery.

Sheetz locations are offering free Kidz Meal Bagz - one bag per child. 

Community Food Resources

The Stark County Hunger Task Force is providing the Backpack for Kids program and extended pantry hours. See their website for details. Clients must present a valid I.D.

Social Services & Emergency Care

Stark Help Central: A digital resource navigation tool for young people and caregivers of young people, birth to 25 years old, seeking assistance with basic needs, abuse and neglect, emergencies, mental health, education and more. 

United Way has established a COVID-19 Impact Fund will help workers who have lost their jobs or had reduced hours as a result of this pandemic.

Child Care

The Early Childhood Resource Center offers resources for Child Care Programs during the COVID-19 crisis.

Coronavirus Pandemic child care information for families is listed on the Ohio Department of Job and Family services website.

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