Free meals for students

Westerville Area

  1. WARM - If you are part of either the Share Bac a Pac (WARM) program, or the Friday Fare program (through the Westerville Christian Church), please see the information below. If you are NOT part of these programs but would like to to learn more about how to access food for the weekend, please contact Chad Maxeiner at WARM: chad@warmwesterville.org OR 614-899-0196 x229.
  1. Weekend Food Bags from Share Bac a Pac and Friday Fare
  2. PICK UP LOCATION and TIMES: Fridays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Next pick up opportunities: March 27, April 3)
  3. WARM: 150 Heatherdown Dr, Westerville, OH 43081
  4. If you cannot arrange a way to pick the food up, please call 614-797-4800 and leave a message for a Westerville City School contact.

  1. Westerville Schools - Food Service Office, 125 East Walnut Street
  1. MONDAY - FRIDAY FOOD
  2. Breakfast and lunches are being served as specific bus stops between 11:00AM and 1:00PM. Please go to http://www.wcsoh.org/covid19 and click on the blue bar to get your areas specific stops and times. Lunch and Breakfast can also be picked up from Huber Ridge ES from 11:00AM to 2:00PM. To meet all USDA guidelines please know one child 18 or younger must be present for each lunch picked up.
  3. More information HERE

Columbus City Schools

  1. FREE MEALS FOR ALL CHILDREN 18 AND UNDER
  2. During the extended canceling of classes (through Friday, April 3), CCS will offer meals for ALL children age 18 and under, Monday through Friday. The meals will be "grab and go" style, and kids will also be able to pick up lunch at breakfast, or pick up the next day's breakfast at lunch. Also, per federal regulations, children 18 and under must be in attendance in order to pick up food.
  3. More info and Pick Up Locations

Columbus Restaurants

  1. Piada (Easton, Gahanna, Worthington, Dublin)
  1. Piada will be offering a free kids pasta with sauce, cheese and a fountain drink, Monday – Friday (March 16 – April 3), during lunch hours of 10:45am - 1:00pm to students affected*.  
  2. Please visit their website HERE for more information
  1. Tim Hortons (All over Columbus, https://www.timhortons.com/store-locator/store)
  1. All of our Tim Hortons locations will be offering meals to kids 12 & under. Stop by between 11:00am and 1:00pm on Mondays through Friday until April 2nd.
  1. The Lunch Box
  1. “The LunchBox will be passing out emergency bags of food throughout the duration of the school closures to families needing them most. If you or anyone you know needs a FREE bag of food for their families during the school closures, please check out our website at: thelunchboxohio.org/emergency-food-bags

You can also send us a private message through Facebook or send us a message at thelunchboxohio@gmail.com

  1. El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant (2808 Stelzer Rd, Columbus, OH 43219)
  1. “Starting Monday March 16th untill April 3rd we will be handing out free meals To Go for Columbus School kids K -12 from 2pm until 5pm on week days. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY OR STRINGS ATTACHED. Meals will consist mostly of rice, beans, quesadillas, enchiladas, a burrito or a taco. We are currently trying to come up with more options to this menu, but we will try to rotate meals so it would not be the same 2 days in a row!”
  1. Greek Express (Powell, Polaris, Grandview, Clintonville, Gahanna)
  1. From now until April 3rd, Monday to Friday 11am-2pm we’ll provide any school age child who is affected by lack of school lunches with free lunch at any of our 5 locations.



Information concerning covid-19

March 13, 2020


Dear Cornerstone Family,

 

As you are aware, the last 24 hours have brought about many changes to our community and our lives due to concerns about COVID-19. As a church we want to address what has taken place and respond in a way that honors the Lord, loves our neighbors well, and is best for the situation we face.

 

Sunday Services Moved Online

 

Governor Dewine announced yesterday that there are to be no gatherings of 100+ people. We understand that religious gatherings are excluded from this ban. However, the heart of the announcement is the protection of our city and each other. Out of love for those in the body at Cornerstone who are at higher risk and out of respect for our government officials, we are closing our church campus to all group activities and moving worship services online for the next 3 weeks. At that time we will reevaluate the situation and make necessary decisions.

 

We believe that corporate worship is one of the most important spiritual disciplines in the Christian life, so we don’t take this decision lightly. The elders and deacons have sought counsel from those within or near our church family as to what is wise and best. We believe that the most loving thing to do for the physically vulnerable in our church family – and those who come in contact with our family – is to heed the recommendations of our health officials and refrain from meeting together in large groups.

 

We understand that providing online sermons is not the most ideal replacement. And so, if you are healthy and comfortable doing so, we want to encourage you to gather together for these services in smaller groups. You might want to do this as a lifegroup or with those in close proximity to you. As a reminder, we urge you to consider others as more significant than yourself. If you are sick, please refrain from meeting with others, especially those who are elderly. Sermons will be posted to our church website under the media tab as well as to our facebook page (facebook.com/ohiocornerstone).

 

There will also be access to our kids Gospel Project lessons available to our church families. An email will be sent with information for you to view those. If you are not a part of the mailing list please let us know and we will get you access.

 

Opportunity to Love Our Neighbors

 

While we are not gathering as a large group, let’s pray for opportunities to love well those who are around us. We encourage you to check in with neighbors and those within Cornerstone and look for ways to love them and serve them. Stay in contact with those in your lifegroup. Offer to share with others or make trips to the store for those who can’t or shouldn’t. Pray that God will use this time to bring about spiritual fruit.

 

If you are struggling, afraid, or isolated, please let us know how we can serve you and care for you through this frightening season. If you need help with errands or children or anything during this season, please don’t hesitate to ask. We want to assist and there are those in the body that want to help and provide.

 

We are praying for you. We will miss our corporate gatherings very much. But we know that our sovereign and loving Father is faithful in the midst of all of our circumstances. May he be forever glorified through our church!

PLEASE JOIN US FOR WORSHIP

Sundays @ 10:00am

Join us for a time of singing, praying, mission, teaching and communion together with the body of Christ.


"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near."

(Hebrews 10:23-25)