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Big Brothers Big Sisters 2019 Jingle Bell Calendar Raffle

Big Brothers Big Sisters 2019 Jingle Bell Calendar Raffle

November 15, 2019

Ravenna, Ohio – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Portage County, a program of Family & Community Services, is proud to present their 2019 Jingle Bell Calendar Raffle. Tickets are $10…

This November Make a Stand with HESS to End Homelessness

This November Make a Stand with HESS to End Homelessness

November 8, 2019

Every person deserves to live without worrying whether they’ll have food on their plate or a roof over their head. But instead, far too many people are forced to make…

Center of Hope and Kent Social Services’ Holiday Food Drive

Center of Hope and Kent Social Services’ Holiday Food Drive

November 6, 2019

Many of our neighbors struggle to meet their basic needs and are unfortunately, facing hunger on a daily basis. Of the almost 500,000 food pantry recipients that Kent Social Services…

Ravenna Wins Annual Hunger Challenge

May 8, 2019

Ravenna community members have won last month’s Hunger Challenge to raise funds for Kent Social Services in Kent and the Center of Hope in Ravenna. Kent Social Services received $17,485.00,…

Letter Carriers’ Food Drive

Letter Carriers’ Food Drive

May 1, 2019

On Saturday, May 11, 2019, The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold their 27th Annual Food Drive. Kent community members are encouraged to leave non-perishable food donations out near…

Summer Food Service Program

April 16, 2019

Family & Community Services is proud to participate in the Summer Food Service Program from June 3, 2019 – August 2, 2019. Meals will be provided at the following times…

A Look Back to 1941

April 4, 2019

Family & Community Services, which grew out of the Catholic Charities Bureau of the Ravenna deanery, first opened its doors in 1941. This article announcing the opening of the office…

The Hunger Challenge Begins in Kent and Ravenna

April 1, 2019

The Annual Hunger Challenge between Kent Social Services and Center of Hope has officially begun. Each April, the two food pantries team up with local philanthropists and city mayors to…

St. Joseph Early Learning Center Focuses on Friendship

March 18, 2019

Students at St. Joseph Early Learning Center have been learning about friendship. The preschool has offered affordable educational programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and children ages 6-11 for nearly 20…

Summit County Clerk of Courts make “Jeans Day” donation to Summit Liberty House

March 14, 2019

Staff of Summit County Clerk of Courts, Sandra Kurt, are encouraged each Friday to make a donation to a local charity in order to wear jeans to the office. On…