SHARe THE HARVEST
Each Saturday morning during the months of June through October, volunteers from First Presbyterian Church of Granville collect unsold fresh produce and other food items from the Granville Farmers Markets and distribute them to the Salvation Army and the Y.E.S. Club.
To learn more, call the church office at 740-587-0178.
The Center for New Beginnings Shelter & Services provides a safe place for women and their children as they seek freedom from domestic violence. The shelter is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and has state-of-the-art security to protect them from the violent past they have left behind. While at New Beginnings, they are provided the resources and skills needed to build a new life: individual and family counseling, weekly support groups, and child advocacy. There are educational programs for the community plus a 24 Hour Crisis Phone Line.
LICKING COUNTY COALITION OF CARE
The Coalition of Care is a non-denominational partnership of 52 local churches dedicated to helping people who need emergency assistance. First and foremost, the organization acts, as a clearinghouse:
- Verifying needs, and making referrals to community resources
- Obtaining financial assistance with utility and rental bills, medicines, and transportation needs
- Spending one-on-one time with each client to ensure sensitive listening and caring, individualized support
The Community Health Clinic’s mission is to offer quality health care in an atmosphere of dignity and caring. Volunteer doctors and nurses give freely of their time and skills to provide basic medical care to low-income and uninsured residents of Licking County.
- Doctor consultations
- Medical testing
- Nutrition classes
With the overriding purpose of insuring that no one in our area goes hungry, the Food Pantry Network acquires, stores, and distributes nutritious food to the financially deprived and otherwise needy in Licking County.
It is a cooperative, working through affiliated food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, youth camps and after-school programs. The Network utilizes over 300 volunteers in fighting the war against hunger in our own backyard.
The Salvation Army serves the needy, hungry and hurting in 37 counties in Ohio, providing meals, a homeless shelter, a food pantry, youth programs and mentoring. Their Christmas Cheer program is the largest holiday toy, clothing and food distribution in Licking County.
The mission of 6th Street & Growing Community Gardens is to create community and fresh food through organic gardening in inner city, Newark, Ohio. Their volunteers and neighborhood participants transform abandoned urban land into healthy organic gardens – bringing fresh, affordable food to the people who need it most. Tasks include selecting and leasing sites, testing soil, laying out plots, putting up fences, and recruiting gardeners.
Y.E.S. (which stands for Youth Engaged in Service) is a free after-school program for at-risk teens 11-18 years old. It provides a safe and caring place for community, learning, and a hot meal, including:
- Skills for positive youth development
- Academic support and computer lab
- Educational programs
- Recreational activities and field trips
- Community service
- Food, clothing, personal hygiene items