The Louisville Community Cupboard Trustees and volunteers have experienced another fulfilling year assisting our Louisville neighbors who struggle daily with food insecurities.
Once again, the generosity of the Louisville community has made it possible for our volunteers to serve and provide hope to approximately 150 families coming through our doors twice monthly.
You might wonder how this is all made possible.
As with your family, it all begins with a home. Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church has provided one for us over the last 10 years. For this we are truly thankful. The welcoming arms of their Church family has certainly made a difference. They host a community garden in the summer, pick up our cereal and make laundry detergent for us as well.
Louisville Schools, including St. Thomas Aquinas, recently led massive food drives. This “Can Vention” provided five thousand pounds of non-perishables which were delivered through our doors by each school right before Thanksgiving and Christmas. What a boost for our food shelves!
The Louisville Varsity Football Team collected food at their pre-game bonfires, which provided approximately 500 pounds of food for our shelves. The boys did an awesome job donating just what we needed and delivering it all to us.
A family within our community made a donation to cover the cost of 190 Turkeys for the Thanksgiving Season and a Louisville service organization gave us a check to cover the cost of the hams for Christmas. A generous family also provides us with free bread at each distribution.
The VFW and other local clubs, Louisville citizens, churches and organizations helped us by providing needed monetary donations, some of which were much more generous than expected.
There were Christmas gifts donated for all the children, mugs filled with goodies, hats and gloves and blessing bags for our families as well. These were provided by local churches and organized groups of Louisville citizens.
As noted, the efforts of many, enabled us to make Thanksgiving and Christmas special for 195 families and their children. Thanks to our volunteers, high schoolers and the constitution court girls, we had plenty of helpers.
Last by not least, we are thankful for the generosity of Mid Lake Industries who provides transportation twice monthly. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to get the food orders from the Akron Canton Foodbank to the Cupboard.
Thank you Louisville!!
Sally Samblanet, Director
To offer grocery items to community members who are unable to provide for themselves and their families during critical periods of need. The Louisville Community Cupboard is committed to the belief that neighbors should help neighbors.
Louisville Community Cupboard
PO Box 84
Louisville, Ohio 44641
Average Monthly Distribution
|Households w/ children||71|
|Households w/o children||182|
|Seniors w/ children||29|
|Seniors w/o children||140|
|Adults w/ children||160|
|Adults w/o children||164|
|Total served w/ children||158|
|Total served w/o children||304|