Food Justice/Community Meal

Food Justice - Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron

Food Justice 

Recognizing the central importance of food and the food system in our own lives and throughout the world, the UU Church of Akron seeks to promote food justice along a number of fronts, including access, production, health, and environmental sustainability. Current programs include the UUCA Community Garden, classes on ethical eating and food justice, and preparing and serving a monthly meal at our congregation utilizing organic produce from our community garden. We also support and endorse initiatives aimed at making our local food system more just and equitable, including the Summit County Community Food Charter

The UU Church of Akron's Food Justice ministry has also been recognized by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Read what our denomination has to say about us! 

Community Meal

In August of 2013, the UU Church of Akron began offering a community meal on the 4th Saturday of every month from 12:00-1:30PM. The meal is served in Hannah Hall and features organically grown produce from our community garden. Volunteers from the UU Church of Akron prepare and serve the meal.

Guests are also invited to take home a variety of items, including fresh produce and non-perishable food, toiletries, clothing, and other essential household items. 

We welcome donations of non-perishable food, toiletries, cleaning products, and clothing in good condition. Donations can be dropped off during the week when the church office is open or on Sunday mornings. For more information, contact the church office at (330) 836-2206 or uuakronoffice@gmail.com. 

To learn more about our community meal, check out this wonderful article published in the West Side Leader.  Please join us on the 4th Saturday of every month at 12:00. All are welcome!  

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