All Saints Episcopal Church Community Report
The Pantry at All Saints celebrated its 50th monthly food distribution on Saturday, October 20th. It was a crisp autumn day for our 34 volunteers and hundreds of guests as we distributed the food.
We distributed 12,647 pounds of perishable food to 264 households (inhabited by 657 residents) in 18 northeast Ohio zip codes. Seniors lived in 68% of the households. Thirty-three new households were served this month.
Year-to-date we have distributed 112,789 pounds of perishable food to 2,265 households (721 unique) in 35 northeast Ohio zip codes.
Several students from the cosmetology program at Normandy High School, accompanied by teacher Casey Lehky, gave manicures, light makeup, and braided hair to dozens of our guests. It is a wonderful service that we hope to continue offering at future events. Many people said that they weren't used to being so pampered. Thank you Parma City School District and Normandy's cosmetology students and teachers!
Also, our friend Heiderose Holodnak returned this year to give away her handcrafted hats and scarves, as well as gloves. Heidi crochets these items throughout the year, and they are beautiful. She will be back next month to continue to distribute her wares. Thank you Heidi!
Our next event is scheduled for Saturday, November 17th at 9:00 am.
As always, our thanks to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio, the cities of Parma and Parma Heights, and to our loyal volunteers for their steady support. We couldn't do this without you.
We are thrilled to be able to serve our community in this meaningful way.
Jeffrey Fowler is the Hunger Program Coordinator at All Saints Episcopal Church.