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August Mission of the Month

August Mission of the Month

Dover/New Phila. Food Pantry
Our mission for August is the Dover/New Philadelphia Food pantry. It is located in the Church of the Harvest, 420 W. Third Street Dover. The church allows the food pantry to operate in a warehouse-type space in the rear of the building. If you have ever driven by or worked at the pantry you know that hunger exists in our own community. Hunger: One small word that effects many people in Northeast Ohio, from the youngest to the elderly.

Parents who lost their jobs or are working in jobs with low wages struggle to put food on the table for their children. Seniors on fixed income make decisions about whether to buy food or pay for necessary prescription medications. People in need face these types of decisions every day, and the Food Pantry is here to help.

Food insecurity refers to the USDA’s measure of lack of regular access to nutritional food for an active and healthy life. The food insecurity rate in Tuscarawas County is 13.7% of the total population, & the child food insecurity rate is 23.6%.

In 2015, the Food bank distributed enough food to provide 3,932,901 meals to Tuscarawas County families in need. Of that 1,697,888 pounds was produce. Join the fight to end hunger! Designate gifts to this mission by putting the amount on the monthly mission line on your tithing envelope.

HUNGER IN TUSCARAWAS COUNTY

13.7% of Tuscarawas County’s population, or 12,690 individuals

23.6% of Tuscarawas County’s population, or 5,090 children