The health and safety of our BBBS Community, including youth, parents, volunteers and staff, is of the utmost importance to us. We continue to take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Our offices will be closed. Staff will continue to work remotely.
- Program orientation, Volunteer interviews, youth/parent interviews and MENTOR trainings will take place via web conferencing or phone.
- Match Support Specialists will contact matches and discuss options for virtual match outings via Google Hang Outs, FaceTime, Google Voice 3-Way and through our pen pal program.
We remain inspired by stories of Bigs and Littles staying connected in this time of social distancing.
Big Sister Stephanie and Little Sister La’Miyah decided to stay connected through our Pen Pal system. With Match Support Specialist Nikiah’s coaching and support on the importance of maintaining relationships even over long distance, this match has been able to keep building their rapport, building La’Miyah’s reading skills, and building optimistic about the future of their Relationship.
Please visit this page frequently for continued updates
Virtual Field Trips:
Cincinnati Zoo will be going Live via Facebook at 3PM
Khan Academy has lessons listed by grade/subject and a search feature:
Scholastic “Learn-At-Home” Platform
Clever is a digital platform where families can find all of the resources for Columbus City Schools Home Learning
preschool-2nd grade: abcmouse.com (FREE Membership with Code SCHOOL7771)
preschool-6th grade www.readingIQ.com/redeem
3rd grade-8th grade www.adventureacademy.com/redeem
Josh Gad, Amy Adams, Jennifer Gardner and other celebrities are reading books to families
Brooklyn Public Library is offering Virtual Storytime via Facebook
New York Public Library has 300,000 free books available for download
Arts & Theater:
The Met Opera will be releasing Live performances nightly
Canvas Creations (based in Delaware!) is doing Facebook Live painting classes. All you need is black, white, red, yellow, and blue paint, brushes and a canvas. Others have used crayons or colored pencils and paper!
University of Colorado has several online learning simulations, broken out by age group
PBS Nova Labs (Clouds, RNA, Evolution, and Cybersecurity Simulations)
Breathing Association Winter Crisis Program
Family Shelter: https://ymcacolumbus.org/locations/vanburen
*Note: families need to call the shelter directly for more guidance
Star House: #614-826-5868 (ages 14-24)
Closing everyday 11am-2pm. Taking temperature when enter the building. If you have a fever you will be given a goody bag and turned away. Not allowing usual partners or visitors inside except for medical personnel
Huckleberry House: #614-294-5553 Crisis shelter (ages 12-17) open 24 hours
Spectrum: Free Wi-Fi for K-12 (for 60 days) #1-844-488-8395
Comcast: Available to all qualified low income households (English) #855-846-8376 (Spanish) #855-765-6995
AEP is suspending all shut-offs
Columbia Gas is suspending all shut-offs
COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund – will help with bills, rent and food; call 1-866-211-9966; provide zip code, you will be given a list of local agencies to provide assistance
Additional Resource: Helpline/HandsOn Central Ohio
Dial 2-1-1 in your service area to connect with Helpline/HandsOn- Free referral program that can connect people to any service they need for their health, family, financial, or disaster related needs.
GoNoodle: Virtual workouts, games, dancing and yoga. FREE for families
Cosmic Kids Yoga (YouTube): Yoga Workouts
New Horizon Meditation and Sleep Stories (YouTube)
Many Local yoga and fitness studios are going LIVE on their Facebooks with workout classes
Columbus City Schools Locations (Breafast 8am-9am and Lunch 11am-1pm)
|Linden-McKinley Stem Academmy||South 7-12||Buckeye Middle School||Independence High School|
|Columbus Afrocentric Early College||Sherwood Middle School||Centennial High School||Columbus Global Academy|
|Mifflin High School||Woodward Park Middle School||West High School||Starling PreK-8|
|Wedgewood Middle School|
Dublin City Schools (9am-2pm, grab and go)
|Dublin Scioto High School||Riverside Elementary|
Pickerington Local Schools (11:30am-12:30pm, grab and go)
|Tussing Elementary||Harmon Middle School||Ridgeview Jr. High|
Groveport Madison Schools (11:30am-12:30pm)
|Asbury Elementary||Dunloe Elementary||Glendening Elementary|
|Madison Elementary||Middle School Central||Middle School North|
Worthington Schools (10am-1pm)
|Thomas Worthington High School||Worthing Kilbourne High School||Slate Hill Elementary|
SouthWestern City Schools (10am-12pm)
|Franklin Woods||West Franklin||Holt Crossing||Park Street|
|Westland||Alton Hall||Bolton Crossing||Darby Woods|
|East Franklin||Prairie Lincoln||Richard Avenue||Stiles|
|Prairie Norton||Galloway Ridge||Grove City||Franklin Heights|
|Brookpark||Norton||Pleasant View||Central Crossing|
Canal Winchester Local Schools (grab and go)
Check school website for full details (http://cwschools.org)
Westerville City Schools
Starting 3/19/2020 will have food delivery.
Pick up and Delivery details will be available on 3/18/2020
On 3/16 and 3/17 from 10am to 1pm-grab a lunch (child that this is for must be present)
Breakfast and Lunch available 2x’s per week at 4 different locations
(NOTE: only for students who qualify for free lunches)-Check website for details
-March 17-20 meals can be picked up between 11a-1p
|French Run Elementary||Hannah Ashton Middle School||Reynoldsburg High School Livingston Campus|
-March 23-27 meals can be picked up between 11a-1p at
|French Run Elementary||Reynoldsburg High School Livingston Campus|
-March 30-April 3 meals can be picked up between 11a-1p at
|French Run Elementary||Hannah Ashton Middle School||Reynoldsburg High School Livingston Campus|
Grandview Heights Schools (grab and go meals)
Breakfast: 8am-8:15am at Edison Commons
Lunch: 11am-11:30am at Edison Commons
Gahanna Jefferson Schools (11am-1pm)
March 18 (3 days worth of food) , March 23 (5 days worth of food) and March 30 (5 days worth of food)
|Goshen Lane Elementary||Royal Manor Elementary||Middle School East|
|Middle School West||Lincoln High School|
Columbus City Schools Mobile Produce Market
St. Stephen’s Community House Food Pantry
Food Nutrition Center: available for all Franklin County Residents (no zip code restrictions). Families can visit 1x a week through March 2020. Food will be pre-boxed foods ONLY.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12pm-3pm
Tuesday and Thursday 3p-6p
**NOTE: if never been to the food pantry will need to bring proof of residency and ID
Diapers: available for children under 3 years old
Go to: SaintstephensCH.org for updated information and their blog
Gladden Community House- http://gladdenhouse.org/
After School Program: Monday-Friday from 1:30p-4:30p children can get dinner who are within the zip code
Food Pantry: zip code only and will receive pre-boxed food
Serving Zip Codes: 43204, 43222, 43223, 43215 and west of the Scioto River.
-EVERYONE Contact via phone call before going to appointment
-Do not have to see the infant, but will need to provide birth certificate
-Children 1-5 years old have to be seen, but this will be a short 10-15 min visit and are eliminating medical portion (height/weight)
Restaurants with Free/Discounted Food
Piada: Free kids meals for K-12 students between 10:45am-1pm
Smoked on High Barbeque: Starting 3/18/2020, kids can get an order of drummies or pulled chicken for free for the next 3 weeks.
Nasty’s Sports Bar and Restaurant in Hilliard: Kids eat free Sunday’s and Monday’s
Uber Eats: waived all delivery fees
Greek Express: free lunch to school aged kids Monday-Friday 11am-2pm
Fusion: $1 Peanut Butter and Jelly Rolls through app and in-store
El Rodeo Mexican: Free meals K-12 Monday-Friday from 2pm-5pm (no purchase necessary)
Roosters: Free kids meals age 12 and younger starting 3/16/2020 through 4/5/2020
All People’s Fresh Market: open for regular hours #614-445-7342
*ALL Central Ohio Districts are offering pick-up or drop-off options for school-age children for breakfast and lunch. See your District website for more information*
Lutheran Social Services- FULL PANTRY Tuesdays 4-6 and Wednesdays 10-12 at Willis Education Center by appointment via phone 1-877-LSS-MEAL or online https://lssnetworkofhope.org/home/get-help/
Pacer Pantry and Diaper Bank at Willis Education Center, appointment only, 740-833-1619
Andrews House Carry-Out Meals available on the 2nd Friday and 3rd Thursday of the month, call 740-369-4520 to reserve
People In Need, Inc. has pre-packaged meal boxes available 1x/month, open 9:00 AM, call 740-363-6284
Salvation Army Delaware Food Pantry has pre-packaged meal boxes 10AM-2PM
Restaurants offering free meals
The Greater Gouda is offering a free turkey and cheddar or salami and provolone free to school-age children from 11am-3pm on weekdays.
FOR ANY ASSISTANCE, Dial Helpline at 2-1-1 or 800-684-2324, or text “helpline” to 8
Marysville Exempted Village Schools
This is where you can find day, time, and location of food pick up if your child attends Marysville schools. Delivery is available.
Find mental health resources, food resources, technology resources, etc.
The Hope Center: Serving dinner Monday-Friday from 4-6:00pm, carry out.
Blessings in a Backpack-Marysville, see their Facebook page for up to date locations for food pick up
Local Restaurant Specials
- Buckeye Family Pizzeria, Wednesday-Friday between 11-2pm, any school age child can come in and get 2 slices of pepperoni or cheese pizza and a fountain drink for free
- Wildcat Pizza and Pioneer Pizza, $1 slice of pizza and a drink between 11-1pm
- The Ville Grille, when parents purchase a meal all kids up to 8th grade will receive a free kids meal, high school students can receive 25% off their meal when they present their school ID