CLEVELAND — Sheetz has announced plans to launch a free meal program for kids facing food insecurity because of coronavirus closures across the country.
The "Kidz Meal Bagz" program kicks off Thursday, April 2, in nearly 300 stores across Ohio, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.
Many students across the country rely on school meal programs, meaning school closures have forced some children, including here in Ohio, into food insecurity.
Sheetz President Travis Sheetz says the company hopes the program, "will make a small difference and provide nourishment to those in need during these uncertain times."
Each Kidz Meal Bag will include a turkey sandwich, chips and a drink. In order to take advantage of the program, you just have to ask the employee at the register, to get one meal per child.
The program plans to continue for the next two weeks, after which time they'll reevaluate whether to continue.
Some local participating Sheetz include:
- 2411 N. Ridge Road E., Ashtabula
- 20 W. Waterloo Road, Akron
- 1651 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Akron
- 1280 W. Maple St., Hartville
- 600 N. Mantua St., Kent
- 6941 State Route 44, Ravenna
- 950 E. Steels Corners Road, Stow
- 9745 State Route 14, Streetsboro
- 2939 Whipple Ave. N.W., Canton
- 2771 Center Road, Brunswick
- 435 Water St., Chardon
- 7766 Lake Shore Blvd., Mentor
- 34390 Lorain Road, North Ridgeville
- 6767 Ridge Road, Parma
- 2800 N. Ridge Road, Perry
- 5295 Detroit Road, Sheffield Village
- 21034 Royalton Road, Strongsville
- 2495 E. Aurora Road, Twinsburg
You can see the full list here.