PARTNERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE
We couldn't do it without these Partners! Please join others in “partnering” your business or company with the Louisville Community Cupboard. This will benefit both you and the Louisville community.
Please call for more information:
Sally Samblanet 330-704-7418
Ralph Gibson 330-705-4099
Beacon of Hope Community Church
1101 East Main Street – Louisville, Ohio 44641
Partnering and volunteering can take many different forms. Sometimes it only takes a room full of creative people and a wonderful idea is born. So it was with Beacon of Hope Community Church.
When discussing how they could help and partner with the Louisville Community Cupboard, all options were explored. We discovered that volunteering doesn’t always mean devoting hours at the Cupboard or setting aside a date to serve.
The Church family decided they would help in their own special way, by organizing their own monthly food drive and so this wonderful partnership begins.
Month by month a different item is collected, and then donated to the Louisville Community Cupboard. For example, cereal was the main focus in March. There were approximately 130 boxes provided. April will focus on noodles and so it will continue throughout the year.
What a wonderful way to volunteer and partner!!!
Midlake Products & Manufacturing
819 North Nickelplate – Louisville, Ohio 44641
From a family garage to a 65,000 SF facility, Midlake continues to service over 250 customers with pride and satisfaction in a job well done. Twenty eight years of providing customers across North America with custom hinges and metal fabricated parts.
The Midlake partnership has grown and evolved into different types of support. Initially, Midlake picked up food and supplies for LCC from the Akron Food Bank while delivering parts to customers in the Cleveland-Akron area. These pick-ups continue on a twice monthly basis.
When it was apparent that some of the basic staples for community families were consistently needed, like paper towels and toilet paper, Midlake addressed the shortage by including LCC weekly needs with their own purchases for their office and plant. Also, Midlake employees can opt into a program that funnels their donations into a fund that is used to purchase needed items for the LCC.
Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church
930 South Nickelplate – Louisville, Ohio 44641
Although the LCC has been in existence for approximately 15 years, Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church became a “partner” of LCC about 8 years ago. This church family stepped up to simply provide a home for us and serve as a distribution site for the 44641 area.
Since that time, they not only have provided a home, but their congregation has created a community garden that serves our pantry well during the summer months. This was a much needed project. Thanks to their gardening ministry and all the community donations, we now offer many fresh vegetables to our clients.
Just recently, the church council agreed to allow a food bank crew, Louisville Women’s Club, to use the kitchen for making laundry detergent. This was a project created several years ago by Michelle Wilson, but now needed someone to continue and house the project. “The Soapers”, volunteers armed with hot water, Fels-Naptha soap, Arm & Hammer washing soda and borax are providing clients with homemade laundry detergent on a monthly basis.