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Expanded meal service happening daily

In an effort to ensure that all students have access to nutritionally-balanced meals, regardless of their family’s financial situation, the Canton City School District is introducing an expanded student meal program. Beginning Tuesday, October 13, all Canton City students enrolled in the Bulldog Virtual Academy and all students in the high school and middle school two-day per week blended model will have expanded access to free daily meals, provided by the district.

“The health and well-being of our students is always our top priority,” said Canton City Schools Superintendent Jeff Talbert. “Proper nutrition is a foundational component of healthy children. Healthy children are better learners. As a district, it is our responsibility to provide our students with everything that they need to succeed. No student should ever have to worry about where their next meal will come from, and this program ensures just that – our students will receive the meals that they need in order to thrive.” 

Meals will be distributed Monday through Friday at the following buildings:

  • Belden

● Cedar Elementary

● Clarendon Elementary 

● Gibbs Elementary 

● Harter Elementary 

● McGregor Elementary 

● Patrick Elementary 

● Worley Elementary 

● AIM Academy 

● Arts Academy 

● STEAMM Academy 

● Crenshaw 

● Lehman 

● McKinley HS-Main Campus 

● McKinley HS-Downtown Campus 

(Schools not listed are unable to service extra meals due to limited cold storage space) 

Meals will be available for pick up twice daily. 

● Elementary 9-10 a.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m. 

● Middle School 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m.

● High School 9 to 10 a.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m. 

Each student will receive two meals, lunch for that day and breakfast for the following morning. Blended model students can pick up their three-day supplies on Monday or Wednesday, depending on their in-person class days. Parents will need to give the name and home building for their student when picking up food. A hotline has been created as a means of direct access for families experiencing a food scarcity crisis. Families can reach the hotline by calling 330-438-2576 or emailing  For more information regarding the Canton City School District, visit: