Connection Newsletter DECEMBER 2013
- To inspire & inform local pastors & church leaders -
Don't Duplicate, Collaborate
When you consider how much good, edible food is thrown away on a daily basis by restaurants and grocery stores, it is shocking that we actually have people in America, and in our very community, that go hungry. I mean, how does that happen?!
Even in the toughest of economic times, I would argue that there is absolutely no shortage of food in this country, as evidenced by the 165 billion dollars of food we waste each year (voluntarily, I might add).
Community Ambassadors would like to give a big thanks to some local restaurants who generously donate food items on a weekly basis to area churches and programs like Pay It Forward Cafe. Their commitment to our community speaks volumes and is making a difference!
On the second Thursday of every month, from 3:00 - 5:00 PM, the Parma Area Family Collaborative hosts a free mobile food pantry in conjunction with the Cleveland Foodbank. They are always in need of volunteers to help set up and to help pass out food.
Thursday // 3:00-5:00 pm - Mobile Food Pantry @ The Collab
Parma Area Family Collaborative - 11212 Snow Rd., Parma
Thursday // 8:15 AM - Parma Area Family Collaborative Meeting
Friday // 8:00 AM - C/B/S Partnership Meeting
Parma-Snow Cuyahoga Public Library - 2121 Snow Rd., Parma