Happy First Monday of 2010 People !!! Today, We’re Taking A Trip To A Pretty Interesting Place Called Parma Heights,OH. Does Anyone Know What’s There? I’ll Tell You What’s There, A Woman By The Name Of Shannon Welker, That’s What. And What Does Shannon Welker Do, You Ask? Ms. Welker, Is One Of The Many People Helping Operate The Seeds Of Hope Food Panty of Parma Heights. Ms. Welker, Along With Her Many Volunteers, Reach Out To The Poor, The Hungry, The Folks Who Needs Some Extra TLC During The Year By Giving Them Food, Shelter, And That Little Bit Of Time It Takes To Make Those Less Fortunate, Smile. The Seeds Of Hope Food Pantry Is Run Through The Vineyard Cleveland Church Located At 6735 York Road, Parma Heights, OH 44130. If You Want To Lend A Helping Hand, Stop In And Say Hello, Or Call (440) 884-VINE.

“Our Seeds of Hope food pantry ministry takes place on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays (subject to change) of each month from Noon to 2pm. People can come one time per month to pick up a three-day supply of mostly dry and canned goods. In order to do so, you will need to bring proof of current residency, such as driver’s license or a utility bill, and will be asked to fill out a short form on your first visit. Seeds of Hope is more than just a food pantry. Often we offer blood pressure checks, employment resources, and prayer for needs. Call the church office at 440.884.8463 for further information”. – From Their Website – http://www.vineyardcleveland.com


1/3/2010 Shelter Spotlight

January 3, 2010

Hey There Readers, I Hope You Are Enjoying The New Year !! Today’s Post Comes To Us From Monroe County, Indiana. Thats Right, There’s An Organization Called The Community Kitchen of Monroe County And The Efforts They Have Displayed Are Outstanding. They Are A Multi-Tiered Organization Focusing On The Elimination Of Hunger In Their Community. I Would Like To Personally Congratulate Their Organization On Reaching Several Milestones This Year When It Came To Total Meals Served. Way To Go !!! They Are Not Only Very Involved In The Hunger Elimination Project, But They Also Host A Wide Range Of Events Throughout The Year. So If You’re In The Area And Have A Few Hours To Lend A HAnd, Stop On By. Feel Free To Give Them A Ring At (812) 332-0999.

“At Community Kitchen our mission is to work, alone and in collaboration with others, to eliminate hunger in Monroe County and surrounding areas through direct service, education and advocacy. Our philosophy states that Community Kitchen provides free nutritious meals, nutrition education, referrals to other agencies, and a clean, comfortable social environment for patrons, staff and volunteers. Through daily operations and educational outreach, Community Kitchen works to educate the public about the extent of hunger in Monroe County, explain probable causes of hunger, and provide ways to respond to hunger needs. The agency’s ultimate goal is for individuals to achieve regular access to an adequate diet through normal means. A soup kitchen is not considered “normal” means, but rather a “safety net” for people who have not yet achieved food security on their own”. – From Their Website – http://www.monroecommunitykitchen.com


Hey Readers, Happy New Year !!! I’m proud to announce several new changes to the H&B website this year. First off,  there’s going to be a more structured posting schedule which can be found under the “Events & Postings” tab. Second, due to the overwhelming response we got to our Rose of Sharon piece, we’re going to actually highlight a pre-selected Soup Kitchen each and every day (Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus and he’s going to help feed the hungry). Last, but certainly not least, we’re going to be dividing up the days of the week by doing a food related piece that’s short and sweet, with the proper citations of course, and who knows we may even bring in some special guest editors or do some 5-star interviews, but again we ask that you please refer to the “Events & Postings” tab for all the latest happenings around H&B. Have An Amazing New Year, We Look Forward To Hearing From You !!!