Over the coming summer months, there are local resources available that provide food, meals and additional support at no cost to families in need. Ridgefield School District is pleased to provide a list of these resources as follows:
RIDGEFIELD FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER
The Ridgefield Family Resource Center (RFRC) exists to meet the needs of students and families by providing food, personal care items and additional resources. Our pantry is open during the school closure, and we have food to share! Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we are following safety guidelines similar to what you would see in a grocery store in order to provide support to students, families, and staff.
We are located in Portables C and D between the Ridgefield Administrative & Civic Center (RACC) and Union Ridge Elementary School. Take Pioneer Street into downtown Ridgefield and park in the RACC parking lot at 510 Pioneer Street. We are in the portable to the right of the RACC building, outside of the fencing.
The Ridgefield Family Resource Center is open to serve Ridgefield School District’s students, families, and staff on the following days and times:
Monday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm
For resource needs and to make an appointment outside of these hours, please contact Chris Poppert at 360-619-1412 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
To learn more about the services we provide and the resources available to you and your family, visit the Ridgefield Family Resource Center website at http://rsdfamilyresourcecenter.weebly.com/
NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS (our local food bank)
21814 NW 11th Avenue, Ridgefield
Handing out Food Boxes on Tuesdays 10-12:30
Local non profit providing food boxes and additional support
Order on line https://www.compassion360.org/ click on Let us know How can we help
SHARE - VANCOUVER SUMMER MEALS PROGRAM
From late June through early August, SHARE-Vancouver will provide free summer grab-n-go style meals for children. Families can also call the Family Food Hotline 1-888-4-FOOD-WA or text FOOD/COMIDA to 877-877 receive up-to-date information about locations for free lunches for kids across the state.
CLARK COUNTY FOOD BANK
Food pantry sites: https://www.clarkcountyfoodbank.org/get-food-covid19
Prepared meal sites: https://www.clarkcountyfoodbank.org/preparedmealsites
The USDA provides a number of resources, in both English and Spanish, to raise awareness in your community.
· USDA Summer Meals Hotline at 1-866-348-6479. Families will receive assistance to find the location, meal times, and contact information for summer meals based on their full address, city, and/or zip code.
· USDA Summer Meals Finder at www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks. This website is easy for families to use as they can access summer meals locations by entering their zip code.