Another Successful Year!
Fun activities and free delicious healthy meals were included in this year's Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The program, sponsored by NOCAC and funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, the Ohio Department of Education and United Way, began in June and ended in August for all sites except Bryan. Due to a delayed start date for Bryan City Schools, services at Bryan have been extended until 9/9/16.
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|Mattie Marsh Park
410 E. Trevitt St.
|June 6 - September 9||11:45 - 12:30||11:45 - 12:30||
NOCAC would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who helped with the SFSP this year! This summer we had a total of 14 sites throughout Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding and Williams counties. Over the 10 week period, a total of 2,612 children received 15,287 healthy lunches and 770 meals were distributed to 71 families through the Governor's new Summer Weekend Meals Program that began this summer! This was done with the help of 967 community volunteers who gave 3,206 hours of their time and talent assisting with serving meals or providing activities for the children to participate in. None of this would have been possible without the support of those in the communities we serve. Thank you for another great year of the Summer Food Service Program!
Last spring, Head Start students helped create a pumpkin patch at our Pulaski site. Students had a short lesson that discussed how a pumpkin grows, what it needs to grow, the variety of pumpkins available and how long it takes a pumpkin to mature. The students helped dig, measure, plant and mark our pumpkin patch. There are several plants growing and we hope to have a full pumpkin patch in the fall when the students return!!
TO PRESCHOOL THIS FALL!
Interested in a no-cost preschool program for your child? What if we tell you it includes free breakfast/lunch and snacks? How about if we add the fact that you (and your family) are always welcome to join us in the classroom and at special kid-friendly events? We even include networking for parents so everyone can share current information such as nutrition, literacy, safety, and behavior issues/emotion regulations. Don’t let your child be left out – give them a “Head Start”!
The Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission Head Start and Early Childhood Education programs are recruiting preschool age children for the 2016-2017 school-year.
NEED AN AIR CONDITIONER OR HELP WITH AN ELECTRIC BILL?
Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission will accept applications for the HEAP Summer Crisis program starting July 1, 2016 and will continue through August 31, 2016. The program will offer a one-time payment of an electric bill and/or air conditioner and/or central air unit repair up to the maximum benefit amount set by the guidelines.
To be eligible, the household must be within 175% of the federal poverty guidelines ($42,525 annual income for a family of four) and meet one of the qualifications below.