Much of daily life has changed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. For many, that includes school closures. While this supports social distancing to mitigate the spread of the virus, it greatly affects students reliant on regularly provided lunchroom meals. In response, Milford restaurant Pickles & Bones Barbecue stepped up to offer free meals to K–12 students in the Milford Schools district.
“Food is incredibly important at a time like this,” says owner Josh House. “It’s a comfort, and we want to be able to provide that to the kids in our community.” Hot meals are available 11:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday. Menu options will change weekly but will come from the restaurant’s menu of barbecue classics like pulled pork and sloppy joes. Pickles & Bones is accepting monetary donations through a PayPal link on its Facebook page and website to support its efforts. House says all donations will go toward ingredients and supplies. “We’re going to try to keep going for as long as possible,” he says. “Any help is going right to providing meals for these kids.”
Pickles & Bones Barbecue, 1149 OH-131, Milford, (513) 317-2214