Hot Lunch Program

Take a day off

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a break from making school lunches and contribute to a key Cleveland fundraiser? Check out our Hot Lunch Program! Hot lunch is served every Tuesday and the first Thursday of each month starting in October. We work with various vendors to keep the menu fresh and exciting, as well as keeping in line with our Healthy Cleveland approach.

More than lunch

The Hot Lunch Program is one of Cleveland Elementary’s most successful fundraisers and takes a lot of volunteers to keep it running. It’s a great way to help out, meet other parents, and you get to see your child at lunch time!


Did you know that every hot lunch day, 6 parent volunteers need to be at the school from 11:30am-12:15pm to help count and distribute the lunches for each classroom?

It has been difficult to encourage new parents to volunteer for the hot lunch program in the past, with the same small group of (burnt out) parents volunteering every week. Considering this is a program that most students at Cleveland participate in, we think it’s fair to try and broaden our volunteer base. 

This year, roughly 30 parents from each grade will be responsible for supporting the roughly 5 days of hot lunch in that month. No parent will be asked to volunteer more than once (although if you can help out more than once we are very grateful), and we also recognize that not everyone can help out due to work schedules and other commitments. Your Class Reps will help coordinate volunteers and send out reminders.

This year, we will be asking the parents from each grade to help out with a specific month…

Grade 7 – October

Grade 5 – November

Grade 6 – December

Grade 4 – January

Grade 3 – February

Grade 2 – March

Grade 1 – April

Kindergarten – May

June – anyone and all the super fans!

If a certain month has no volunteers, we may need to cancel hot lunch that month, so please step up. And don’t worry – someone will always be there to instruct new volunteers what to do! Any questions? Please contact Corinna Tom and Sandra Malfair, your awesome Hot Lunch Coordinators. 


Stay tuned for details for September 2021 Ordering…