Summer Meal Resources Available for Families

Over the coming summer months, there are local resources available that provide food, meals and additional support at no cost to families in need.  Ridgefield School District is pleased to provide these resources as follows:

 

RIDGEFIELD FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

The Ridgefield Family Resource Center (RFRC) exists to meet the needs of students and families by providing food, personal care items and additional resources.  Our pantry is open during the school closure, and we have food to share!  Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we are following safety guidelines similar to what you would see in a grocery store in order to provide support to students, families, and staff.

Location

We are located in Portables C and D between the Ridgefield Administrative & Civic Center (RACC) and Union Ridge Elementary School.  Take Pioneer Street into downtown Ridgefield and park in the RACC parking lot at 510 Pioneer Street.  We are in the portable to the right of the RACC building, outside of the fencing.

Hours

The Ridgefield Family Resource Center is open to serve Ridgefield School District’s students, families, and staff on the following days and times:

Monday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Wednesday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Thursday 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm

For resource needs and to make an appointment outside of these hours, please contact Chris Poppert at 360-619-1412 or via email at christine.poppert@ridgefieldsd.org .

To learn more about the services we provide and the resources available to you and your family, visit the Ridgefield Family Resource Center website at http://rsdfamilyresourcecenter.weebly.com/

 

NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS (our local food bank)

21814 NW 11th Avenue, Ridgefield

Handing out Food Boxes on Tuesdays 10-12:30

 

COMPASSION 360

Local non profit providing food boxes and additional support

Order on line https://www.compassion360.org/  click on Let us know How can we help

 

SHARE – VANCOUVER SUMMER MEALS PROGRAM

https://www.sharevancouver.org/programs/share-summer-meals-program/

From late June through early August, SHARE-Vancouver will provide free summer grab-n-go style meals for children.  Families can also call the Family Food Hotline 1-888-4-FOOD-WA or text FOOD/COMIDA to 877-877 receive up-to-date information about locations for free lunches for kids across the state.

 

CLARK COUNTY FOOD BANK

Food pantry sites:  https://www.clarkcountyfoodbank.org/get-food-covid19

Prepared meal sites:  https://www.clarkcountyfoodbank.org/preparedmealsites

 

USDA

The USDA provides a number of resources, in both English and Spanish, to raise awareness in your community.

  • USDA Summer Meals Hotline at 1-866-348-6479. Families will receive assistance to find the location, meal times, and contact information for summer meals based on their full address, city, and/or zip code.
  • USDA Summer Meals Finder at fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks. This website is easy for families to use as they can access summer meals locations by entering their zip code.

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