Stories of Hope

Their first time through the doors of the Minerva United Methodist Church Direct Distribution, pride and shame almost stopped them. As healthcare aids at local medical facilities, John and Sharon spend their lives...
José still describes himself as a newlywed, even though he's been married a year. At the Love Center Food Pantry, he is soft spoken, but when talking about his wife, Idalila, a sense of pride spreads across his face....
Walking into the Buckeye Christian Assembly’s food pantry in Medina County for the first time, Madeline holds the small hands of her daughters, Emily and Natalie.  She feels welcomed and thankful that places like this...
When Raymond “Skip” Willis’s wife passed away, he believed he would never have fun again. Skip is an active community volunteer, a proud World War II veteran, and loves to make the people around him smile. Today, at age...
Among the noise and excitement of community members waiting to receive fresh, free produce from the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Free Farmers’ Market is a quiet volunteer named Tim. One by one, Tim removes empty boxes...
“This is a wonderful, wonderful place,” says Angela smiling brightly, referring to the sense of community created at Journey’s End Food Pantry. Angela first visited Journey’s End for food assistance, and years later is...

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