Fairview Park Hunger Center finds a permanent home

April 18, 2013 by  

A Fairview Park, Ohio, charitable organization has finally found a permanent home, it was reported earlier this month.

The Fairview Park Hunger Center has moved onto the campus of the New Hope Church, located at 22974 Lorain Road in Fairview Park. The Hunger Center occupies space in the rear of the building, and has its own entrance. Rev. Dan Sewell, who is pastor of church, says he’s delighted to give the center a home.

The center is operated with a consensus from all the town’s churches. They decided it was best to create one organization that could provide everything, rather than trying to handle the community’s needs individually. Sewell said that it was a difficult task, but since they were moving the church itself, it made sense to move the Hunger Center as well.

The center is extremely important, serving between 80 and 100 clients per month, a number that includes several families. Carol Napp, the Hunger Center’s director, said the number of people needing help is increasing, despite an overall improvement in the economy.

The Hunger Center is open on Tuesdays and Fridays, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. People who want to help can stop and get a list of items the Center needs.

The Center will no doubt need to spread the word about its mission and its requirements, meaning that Napp could work with flyer printing experts to create a mailer for distribution throughout the neighborhood, calling attention to the Center and how people can help.