Note: We are moving our news to a new site with our new name, "Second Mile Outreach." See https://www.secondmileoutreach.org for the latest news!
Board President, Ann Over, shared stats about the crucial services of the Second Mile Food Pantry in 2020:
Making a Difference
Vacation: The Second Mile Food Pantry and Second Mile Thrift shop will be taking a mini-vacation July 4-10. (3 days and 2 days, respectively). This allows are small staff to have some time off, which hasn't happened since COVID-19.
Newsletter: Please see the link here for our Summer Newsletter including "it's a Boy" announcement, and two events: "Sidewalk Sale" on July 24 and Live Duck Race on August 28! Please support both events, critical to our operations.
*NEW* Volunteer Highlight -- Meet Ann Over, our Board President, who enjoys giving back to her community via Second Mile Outreach. Click here for details.
Staff Highlight -- Meet Kaitlin Barick, our passionate and competent Executive Director. Click here to get to know Katie better.
Meet one of our wonderful Veteran Volunteers -- Phil Turner
Amazon Smile -- Did you know that Amazon supports charities like CSM/Second Mile Outreach? Click here & scroll down for instructions.
Members Make a Big Difference: Our Annual Membership Campaign for 2021 is gearing up. If you'd like to join on-line, please go to How You Can Help.
We wish to give a huge THANK YOU to Christ United Church for their generous grant to help with our rent!!! Here's a heartfelt thank you video from Executive Director, Kaitlin Barick, and Food Pantry Manager, Justin Woost: CUC Thank-you Video
Teeter Totter Marathon (TTM): On Sunday, May 2, during Zoom worship, the youth & membership at Middleburg Hts. Community United Church of Christ presented a check for $15,653 to Ann Over (CSM/SMO President) and Kaitlin Barick (CSM/SMO Exec. Director). Kaitlin provided a thank you speech explaining the importance of this donation. THANK-YOU to the youth, leadership, and congregation for their creativity to enable this two-day teeter totter marathon to continue safely during this pandemic. This donation to CSM/SMO will keep our food pantry going, equivalent to serving several meals for approximately 2,000 people. See MHCUCC for more about this church and their social justice ministries.
If you need help, please contact us.
Other News: Justin Woost, Food Pantry Manager. Learn how Justin feeds almost 20,000 people each year. Click here for a Staff Spotlight on Justin.
2021: Community Support
Although our world has been shaken to its core by the COVID-19 pandemic, Church Street Ministries is here to stay. Your support is needed so we can continue to serve the many children and families who have felt the effects of the pandemic the hardest. In 2020, we proudly served 19,625 people.
Food (not expired), household goods, Christmas gifts and monetary donations can be dropped off at:
1480 W. Bagley Rd., Berea, OH 44017
Monday, Wednesday or Friday: 11-1:30 (Pantry hours Noon-2)
Thursday or Saturday: 9-4 (Shop hours 9-5)
For on-line donations using credit or PayPal,
use donate button above.
Make checks out to: Church Street Ministries or Second Mile Outreach.
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