NEWS AND REPORTS

Food Stamp Challenge – Day One

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 in NEWS AND REPORTS

Food Stamp Challenge – Day One

Day One – Shopping Day $22.50.  ($1.50 x 3 meals = $4.50 x 5 days= $22.50) This was budget I gave myself going into Wal-Mart Sunday night to prepare for the five day Food Stamp Challenge. A few weeks ago the Urban Mission Board of Directors and I were challenged to accept the Food Stamp Challenge.   Could we do it?  Would we do it? Hunger is such a significant issue in our community.  With 1 in 5 people going to sleep hungry each night in our community, I feel so helpless. What can I do?  Perhaps the Challenge is the first step I can take to understanding the struggle many face in feeding their families day after day. I decided to take the Challenge for the week...

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Sept 5th – Fill the Field!

Posted on Aug 25, 2014 in NEWS AND REPORTS

Sept 5th – Fill the Field!

The Urban Mission will be back this year to “fill the field” at Harding Stadium for Big Red football’s second home game, Friday, Sept. 5th. Please bring your canned goods with you to the gate and Urban Mission staff and volunteers will be there to collect all items.    

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Lights, Camera, Action

Posted on Aug 18, 2014 in NEWS AND REPORTS

Lights, Camera, Action

DID YOU KNOW? September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Childhood obesity has become a growing challenge within our country.  Approximately 380,000 of 1,251,000 Ohio children ages 10-17 years (30.4%) are considered overweight or obese.  This puts Ohio in the #12 slot of the U.S. state’s childhood obesity ranking. If you are 10 – 14 years of age, we invite you to write a one page essay on why you believe eating healthy and exercising is important.  The essay must be a least one page long, and be written or typed.  Please include your first and last name, address, phone number, age, and school your attend, when submitting the essay.  Please submit...

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Back to School Bash – a success!

Posted on Jul 16, 2014 in NEWS AND REPORTS

Back to School Bash – a success!

Check out what the news had to say about our 2014 Back to School Bash: Urban Mission School Supply Giveaway Grows Substantially Nearly 1000 residents turn out for Urban Mission School Supply Giveaway Back to School for Steubenville City Schools    ...

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Community Bike Ride

Posted on May 13, 2014 in NEWS AND REPORTS

Community Bike Ride

The next event for our Youth Wellness Program is the 1st annual Community Bike Ride.  Kids of all ages are invited to Jim Woods Park on Saturday, August 23rd from 11am – 2pm. Transportation is also available.  Please call the Urban Mission at 740.282.8010 to sign up for a ride. Anyone interested in volunteering with the Youth Wellness Program, please contact Ms. Cynthia Smith at 740.282.8010 or csmith@urbanmission.org.              

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Visit our Choice Pantry

Posted on May 13, 2014 in NEWS AND REPORTS

Visit our Choice Pantry

We are proud to announce the Urban Mission Choice Pantry is open! What is a Client Choice Pantry? A “Client choice” Pantry is type of emergency food distribution that enables clients to select their own food, much like a grocery store. Unlike most pantries, which provide clients with fixed boxes or bags of food with no ability to select the items included, client choice pantries allow clients the ability to choose from a wide variety of foods, better enabling clients to meet their personal dietary needs. The client choice model offers other advantages, including: A sense of dignity for clients and their families Higher satisfaction with the food they are...

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