(Source: Record Courier, By: Krista S. Kano)
PORTAGE COUNTY —
When Gov. Mike DeWine closed K-12 schools in mid-March to slow the spread of the coronavirus, he also cut off many students from their only regular food source. In Portage County, schools districts, business owners, churches, community members and nonprofits banded together to ensure every student would have a daily
breakfasts and lunches.
As of [early June], however, all Portage public schools are now on summer break, and as a result, some of those food programs have ended during a spike in unemployment rates. At the same time, summer camps and day programs that typically provide meals have also been canceled because of the pandemic.