Mayor Cyril Kleem
With the holidays approaching, local food pantries are preparing for an increase in the number of clients requiring a bit of extra help at this time of year.
A number of food drives are scheduled during November to help out. Please consider donating food items or household products. Monetary donations also are appreciated.
*Longbrooke Food Drive, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 at Heritage Congregational Church, 485 West St. Proceeds will benefit SCAN Hunger Pantry.
*Z Salon & Spa, 1 Berea Commons, Nov. 17-21. Clients will receive discounts on services with the donation of 5 items. Proceeds will benefit Berea Community Outreach.
*Holiday Walk, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, Downtown Berea Business Network. Donations of food items will benefit Berea Community Outreach.
*Swiss Steak Dinner, 5-7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, United Methodist Church of Berea, 170 Seminary St., cost is $1 or one can of food for SCAN Hunger Pantry and Berea Community Outreach.
Please keep in mind the three food pantries based in Berea. Berea Community Outreach is operated by the City of Berea. SCAN serves clients in Berea, Brook Park, Middleburg Heights, Olmsted Falls, Strongsville and Columbia Station. Church Street Ministries serves clients throughout Cuyahoga County.
They deserve our support year-round but especially at this time of year.