Help fund 100,000 Meals for Northwest Ohio
Challenge: Join Toledo Area Ministries and the Hunger Task Force of Northwest Ohio to raise $25,000 to purchase ingredients for 100,000 meals!
You can become a sponsor of this event by donating any amount to Toledo Area Ministries: “100,000 Meals” – mailing address: 3043 Monroe Street, Toledo, OH 43606. If you would like to make a contribution, you may also click on the “Donate Today” link located under the “Act Now” tab on our homepage with a note for 100,000 meals!
These nutrient enriched meals will be packaged by local volunteers and distributed by Toledo Seagate Food Bank to its 400+ member agencies to help meet the needs of those experiencing food insecurity in Northwest Ohio. If you decide to accept this challenge, you will not only be a part of a life-changing project but you will help create happy stomachs all around Northwest Ohio. For more information about this project, please contact Donnajean Stockmaster at 419-242-7401 or visit www.outreachprogram.org.
2012 CROP Hunger Walk
Children, youth and adults are invited to participate in this ecumenical effort to take a stand against hunger and poverty locally and beyond!
Church World Service uses the funds raised to support self-help development, meet emergency needs, and help address the root causes of poverty and powerlessness. One-fourth of the money raised through the CROP Hunger Walk stays in Toledo and goes to the FEED YOUR NEIGHBOR program of Toledo Area Ministries.
Mark your calendars for:
Sunday, October 7 at 1:30 pm
Ottawa Park Shelter (Kenwood Blvd.)
Pick Up Your CROP Walk Materials beginning the week of August 12!
Three Locations for Material Distribution:
- St. Petri Lutheran Church – 3120 S. Byrne Road/9am-1pm (M-F)
- Toledo Area Ministries – 3043 Monroe Street, Toledo 43606 (entrance off Bancroft>Lorle) (M-F)
- Sylvania UCC- 7240 Erie Street, Sylvania/9am-1pm (M-F)
Questions may be directed to: Donnajean Stockmaster 419.242.7401 or Kathy Tashima 419.882.0048
Time to get ready for Feed 5000, 2012!
It’s time for Project: Feed 5000!!!
We invite your congregation to join Epworth United Methodist Church in participating in Project: Feed 5000 this spring! Feed 5000 is inspired by Jesus’ feeding of 5000, found in Matthew 14:13-21.This project is designed to help feed many of the hungry families in the Toledo area who need our help. Our goal, together with your help, is to fill 1250 boxes of food designed to feed a family of four for two days.
The project started on Monday, March 19. Feed 5000 boxes will be available in the Family Life Center at Epworth United Methodist Church on 3077 Valleyview Dr. ( across from Wildwood Metro park on Central Ave.) for taking to your congregations. Please call the church office at 419-531-4236 between the hours of 9:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday and stop by the main church office to let us know how many boxes you are taking and to list a contact person from your church. If your church would like some boxes, but has difficulty getting to Epworth to pick them up, please let us know and we may have some volunteers who could bring them to your church.
Starting Sunday, March 25, and April 1 & 8, boxes will be handed out to Epworth parishioners along with the two page handout detailing instructions and food list. On Sundays, April 15, 22, & 29 we will be collecting the filled boxes at Epworth. From there, the boxes will be delivered to Feed Your Neighbor and split between the thirteen Feed Your Neighbor pantries.
Churches are welcome to bring their boxes to Epworth on those dates, or arrange pick-up with Donnajean Stockmaster of Feed Your Neighbor.
The two page handout detailing exactly what food items to put in the box is available by e-mail so you can copy as needed. Each box should contain 18 items as specified on the shopping list. The types of items can vary, i.e., peaches, pears, etc., while keeping in the same food group.
Please contact Susan Kanwal, Chair, Project: Feed 5000 at Epworth at Feed5000@epworth.com or 419-841-4877 or Donnajean Stockmaster of Feed Your Neighbor at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 419-242-7401 x145 with questions.
We look forward to your participation!
Our SNAP Program receives notice in the USDA's blog: