Mission and Outreach
Thank you so much for helping! Your service will allow us to provide meals to any child 18 and under while children are not meeting in schools. We continue to follow all CDC guidelines around social distancing, handwashing and sanitizing, and protecting ourselves and others from the spread of contagious germs.
Following the guidelines of the CDC for the safety of our community, we are recommending volunteers fall between the ages of 18-64 with none of the health risk factors laid out by the CDC.
We will be serving free lunch to ANY child 18 and under at State Ave. UMC (690 State Ave.) from 3:00-5:00p and created 2 shifts each day that start and end before the meal times so that we can set up, get instructions, be prepared to welcome poeple, and clean up afterward. If you would like to stay the whole time, please sign up for both shifts. We are distributing shelf stable meals - so food or monetary donations are NOT needed. Just people to come out and help us serve and distribute the food. The meals we will be serving are shelf stable so do not need to be refridgerated and can be eaten right away or saved for later. Please help us spread the word - each day a child shows up, they will be able to take home meals.
We are following Gov. DeWine's orders and all meals will be picked up and to be taken offsite (meals will be given out to CHIlDREN at State Ave. UMC, but the kids need to take the meals home and can't eat onsite). This option will allow the kids to be fed, but greatly reduce the risk associated with in person contact (think social distancing).
There is also an option to help clean up the neighborhood. We ask that you bring your own gloves (work, garden, or kitchen) and we will supply the trash bags.
If you are interested in other ways to care for others as well, please visit: http://hydeparkchurch.org/2020/03/15/caring-for-each-other-during-the-coronavirus/?fbclid=IwAR19wBNejZS1RZwGph9-orJe1s6mg07Uo2gMIyaNxzyISlPWZDOcHLU7yBM
If you have any additional questions please email Pastor Kate Smith at [email protected]
State Ave United Methodist Church
690 State Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45204