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Mission for May – Dover/New Philadelphia Food Pantry

Mission for May – Dover/New Philadelphia Food Pantry

Our mission for May is the Dover/New Philadelphia Food Pantry. It is located in the Church of the Harvest, 420 W. Third St. 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 incomes 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.

They serve approximately 600 families each week.

Hunger in Tuscarawas County
2016 was a record-breaking year for the Food bank.
In Tuscarawas County alone the Food bank distributed
-3,837,527 meals
-4,605,032 pounds of food
-1,766,532 pounds of product

Join the fight to end hunger!

Designate gifts to this mission by putting the amount on the monthly mission line on your tithing envelope.