All are welcome!
Contact Trinity Lutheran Church or Trinity Lakewood Community Outreach, on Facebook, HERE, if you would like to assist with an upcoming meal or organize another!
More information on Lakewood's Community Meal programs can be found HERE.
Trinity Community Meals continue to provide for about 200 guests each month. We moved into providing three meals a month in 2011. We serve the first Monday of the month at 6pm, the first Saturday of the month at 12 noon, and the second Sunday of the month at 4pm. Along with the meals, pantry bags of items from the Cleveland Foodbank are now available at the 1st Saturday and 2nd Sunday meal times. Guests must provide a photo ID and proof of income to receive pantry bags.
It is unfortunate that ‘hunger relief’ is a growth industry in Ohio. Yet, we believe and have come to see that many options to find food and to serve it have come our way. We have been a member of the Cleveland Foodbank (CFB) for many years. As such, we have no budget for purchasing food and are among the members of CFB who are savvy enough to order only free food from them. We have also been blessed with people able to cook and make amazing offerings for our guests.
Our community meals are served by many wonderful people, some who are members of the congregation and many who are not. There are returned Peace Corps volunteers, former staff members of the Cleveland Foodbank, and many, many neighbors and volunteers who have become friends in serving meals.
Many people are now bringing clothing and toiletry items for distribution at the meal times. We are grateful for those who are finding us a good conduit to get to people the things that are needful for them. Again, contact Pastor Paula Maeder Connor if you have something to offer.
Over 15 years ago, Trinity started serving once a month. We now serve four meals a month, in collaboration with:
Trinity Lakewood Community Outreach
The Cleveland Foodbank
NORVA (Northern Ohio Returned Volunteer Association,
U.S. Peace Corps and VISTA
Former staffers of the Cleveland Foodbank.
1st Monday of the month at 6:00 PM
1st Saturday of the month at 12:00 Noon
2nd Sunday of the month at 4:00 PM
3rd Saturday of the month at 12:00 Noon
Volunteers are always welcome!