Connection Newsletter DECEMBER 2013

- To inspire & inform local pastors & church leaders -

Don't Duplicate, Collaborate

by Jeremy Kiner, Co-Director

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).



Local Businesses Show They Care

Collaboration Update

Family Collab Needs Your Help

Community Service Opportunity

Community Ambassadors is a Christ-centered, compassion-driven nonprofit organization committed to promoting and facilitating greater collaboration in order to effectively empower lives, strengthen families, and build better communities.

Contact Us

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!

Email:       [email protected]

Phone:     (216) 200-7030

Address:  PO Box 29429,

                    Parma OH  44129

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.

Community Events

 DEC 12

Thursday // 3:00-5:00 pm - Mobile Food Pantry @ The Collab

Parma Area Family Collaborative - 11212 Snow Rd., Parma

JAN 23

Thursday // 8:15 AM - Parma Area Family Collaborative Meeting

Location TBD

Friday // 8:00 AM - C/B/S Partnership Meeting

Parma-Snow Cuyahoga Public Library - 2121 Snow Rd., Parma

JAN 24