StartUp Toledo - Cherry Street Mission
You may be as surprised as we were to learn:
Nearly one in five Lucas County residents — more than 85,000 people — face hunger. One of the highest rates nationwide.
Since 2013, approximately 27% of food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters were forced to refuse aid.
Despite an overall decrease in chronic homelessness, Toledo/Lucas County saw a 7% increase in chronic homelessness in 2013.
Cherry Street Mission Ministries is one of many agencies working to stem the tide of hunger and homelessness in our region. Since 1947, they have been serving people in need by cooking them meals, offering shelter, and helping the whole person.
Join us at Manhattan's Pub 'n Cheer as we visit Max Lambdin, Vice President of Mission Advancement of Cherry Street Mission Ministries. Max's talk — “Intake to Keys: Ending Homelessness and Reversing the Cycles of Poverty” — will reveal his organization's story of innovation, the journey that brought him there, and the people he works to guide every day.