The Twinsburg City School District partners with The Twinsburg Schools Foundation for our PAWS on Child Hunger Program.  
PAWS provides a bag of nutritious snacks to school-aged, eligible children through grade 8 on Fridays of each week so they have something healthy to eat over the weekends.  The food items are “kid-friendly” and nutritious and can be easily opened and prepared to be eaten by the child. 
Typically, we distribute PAWS bags 4-5 times a month with a cost of nearly $1,000 per distribution or between $4,000 – $5,000 per month.  Our PAWS on Child Hunger Program is funded 100% through donations from our generous community.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, the costs related to this important program have exceeded the donations brought in and the only reason our District has been able to sustain the program this long is due to the fact that the balance prior to 2018 had built up to a little more than $36,000.00.
Prior to 2020, our participation was low and our food cost was lower with donations far exceeding our costs.  Currently, our students’ need is greater than ever as demonstrated by the fact that participation is almost double what it was pre-pandemic. 
Food costs have risen well over 20% just since the onset of COVID-19.  In order to sustain our PAWS program, we are in desperate need of monetary donations.  For the children the PAWS on Child Hunger program supports, the food they receive at school is sometimes their only access to a full balanced meal and programs like these are the only way to get them through the weekend. Please consider a donation to the PAWS program to help the Twinsburg Schools Foundation begin the 2024-2025 school year Tiger Strong!