Caring for Each Other
Our Community Hunger Center in Twinsburg, Ohio aids our neighbors in need with food assistance, paper and household products, personal hygiene items, and clothing, as well as with guidance in securing other assistance. We use the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services TEFAP form for determining the eligibility of applicants for assistance. Applicants should call the office Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm to set an initial appointment. Don't hesitate to call us if you are in need! The application process is simple and only takes a few minutes; you only need certify that you are within the income guidelines set forth on the TEFAP form and provide a photo identification. We are friendly and welcoming - no need to feel uncomfortable.
Our vision is simple, but basic: to treat everyone needing assistance as we would treat one of our family members in need. Our goal is to provide our clients each month with a seven-day supply of nutritious food, personal hygiene items, and paper and household supplies. We have regular quantities of a variety of meat, chicken, dairy, fresh fruit, vegetables, bread, rolls, and baked goods to distribute to our recipients. Through the generosity of local retailers and restaurants, we are at times able to provide fried chicken, pizza, and soup. We assist individuals and families for as long as there is a need.
How Do Our Recipients Find Us?
Individuals are referred to us by local churches, schools, and social service organizations. During fundraising calls to local area residents and businesses, we encourage our donors to refer neighbors and friends in need. We also urge those we call who are in need themselves to come and see us. We are collaborating with local area businesses, churches, schools, and social clubs to hold food drives, which also raises our visibility in the community. We are active in the communities we serve and issue press releases to local news outlets so the community will learn of our availability.
In addition to providing food, personal hygiene items, paper products, household supplies, and clothing, we also offer encouragement to our neighbors. Our staff can help you apply for food stamps and give you helpful information about other resources and organizations that may be available to you. See our Facebook page for inspirational messages, news, and special announcements.
We conduct special Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas programs, where we provide a holiday meal, gifts, and candy as is appropriate.
We will make deliveries to those in our service area who are unable to get to our Center.
We attempt to provide appropriate food supplies to those with special dietary needs and religious preferences.
We provide the names of organizations available to help with utility payments, rental assistance, and temporary housing.
We provide moral encouragement and support to those we assist.
We now operate a food pantry from Good Shepherd Church at 23599 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst. The Good Shepherd food pantry is open after the community meal offered by the Church on the last Saturday of each month. The community meal begins at 11:30 am and the food distribution begins immediately after the end of the meal.