FOOD & CLOTHING OUTREACH
Serving Those In Need
Several years ago, our Tabitha Club (Girls-Grades 1-5) started a ministry that has grown by leaps and bounds! It all began with a simple donation of school supplies to students at Gibbs Elementary School in Canton, Ohio. Today it has grown into a ministry that serves 15 inner-city Canton schools & schools in Plain Local and Alliance City. We have a team of dedicated volunteers who pick up, sort and deliver snacks every two weeks to the schools. Volunteers also help out weekly by picking up, sorting, and boxing gently used clothing for delivery. We have a team of volunteers who pick up thousands of pounds of groceries each month. The groceries are sorted and later bagged to be given away to families that are in need from the surrounding area. All of our services are always free to the public.
Twice a month we host large “giveaways” at our North Canton building. One is a food “giveaway”. On a designated Saturday, 50+ volunteers fill our gymnasium with groceries, snacks and other items. The second is a clothing “giveaway” that is hosted on a different Saturday from the food “giveaway”. Our gymnasium and fellowship halls are filled with clothing, shoes, various children’s items (strollers, highchairs, etc.) and other miscellaneous items. These giveaways are possible, in large part because of our partnerships with Plato's Closet, Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, and also generous donations from our neighbors and members of our congregation.