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Resources for Families

Please skim through the following resources to help your families during this difficult time.  This will be updated as more information becomes available. 


Unit 5 is offering grab and go meals for students. The meal bus comes to Hoose on each Wednesday, generally around 11:35.  For the week of 11/23, the bus will come on Monday.   There is no cost for the food, and all families qualify. 

Midwest Food Bank - 11/21 & 11/23

Unit 5 Food Bank - 12/12

*Other Shopping Needs*

Wesley Distribution Ministry – 9:30 – 11:30 AM on the 3rd Saturday of each month

              502 E. Front St., Bloomington

              Drive up and walk up services


If you need assistance with Internet connectivity, please contact the main office to see if we can be of assistance. (309-557-4414)

*Crisis & Community Resources*

PATH (Providing Access to Help) – Dial 2-1-1

              24/7 Crisis Response, Information, and Referrals

COVID-19 and Unemployment Benefits Unemployment benefits may be available to some individuals whose unemployment is due to COVID. Illinois Department of Employment Security recently adopted emergency rules to try to make the unemployment insurance system as responsive to the current situation as possible.


We are not promoting any of these sites or products; however, we wanted to give suggestions of things to do at home with students.


Register for a FREE account to play lots of educational games.

Growing Book by Book

Listen to some of your favorite stories on line!

Checklists for In-person and Remote Learning

Back to School Checklist for In-Person Learning

Back to School Checklist for Remote Learning


*Virtual Field Trips*

– Check out the animals at the San Diego Zoo!

– See the wonders at the Yellowstone National Park

– Explore the surface of MARS!

 - Great Wall of China

– Visit the Boston Children’s Museum

– Get a close up view of marine life, like sharks, penguins, and otters at the Monterey Bay Aquarium!

– Ever wonder where your food comes from?  Take a tour of a farm!

– See where the President lives! Former President Barack Obama will take you on a tour of the White House when he was in office.

– Interested in Art and/or History? Take a virtual tour of the famous Louvre Museum in Paris!

 - You can also visit the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago!

 - Check out the Shedd Aquarium!

 - Maybe you’re interested in Chicago! Create your own ‘stay-cation” by checking out these Chicago virtual tours!