MLK Community Coalition of Lebanon, Ohio

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The Women’s Fund of Warren County awarded grant to Lunch On Us


The Women’s Fund of Warren County received nine proposals for grants in 2019. The Grant Review Committee decided on four organizations to present their proposals to the membership at their October 2 meeting. The membership voted to award a grant in the amount of $2,000 to help Lunch On Us continue the work of feeding students and helping to eliminate lunch debt.

At the November 18th school board meeting, Renee Forrester, on behalf of the MLK Community Coalition of Lebanon, presented a donation of $2000 to Lebanon City Schools for the Lunch on Us program. The donation will be used to reduce student lunch debt. A total of $7000 has been raised by the Coalition for this purpose. The MLK Community Coalition of Lebanon is a proud supporter of our schools and our students.

LUNCH ON US pays off lunch debt for graduating seniors at

Lebanon High School

Formed in 2018, Lunch On Us has been fundraising to help provide lunch to students and alleviate the lunch debt incurred in Lebanon City Schools. To date, Lunch On Us has raised $5,000 to help students at Bowman Primary School in addition to supporting the Class of 2019.

Renee Forrester, Lunch On Us Project Leader, stated “We were inspired by the recent news story about Philando Castile’s mother continuing his charitable work by paying for the lunch debt of graduating seniors in Illinois. Lunch On Us decided to help our Lebanon High School seniors erase their lunch debt so they would be able to receive their diplomas on graduation day. We truly wanted to make a difference and give our graduates a fresh start as they completed high school.”

This fundraising milestone would not have been achieved without the support of the community and the employees of Lebanon Ford. Jeremy Harrison of Lebanon Ford decided to challenge his fellow co-workers to make donations to Lunch On Us. Harrison remembers his humble beginnings as a student. The mission of Lunch On Us was something he felt strongly about and wanted to make sure students were being feed and not feeling shamed. [READ MORE]


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The mission of the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Coalition of Lebanon, Ohio is to honor Dr. King's vision of justice by building an inclusive network of individuals and organizations that work toward empowerment for people. 

The MLK Community Coalition of Lebanon is to be a proud community partner with local, regional, and national organizations such as Service for Peace, Serve Ohio and


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