News from Community Resource Services
April, 2021
Thanks for Making a Difference!
After having to skip last year, we were very happy to provide Easter baskets and Easter food to our clients again this year! We distributed 44 Easter Brunch Baskets, 93 children received Easter Baskets and 24 seniors got to pick either a $25 gift certificate to Walmart or The Kitchen in Avon Lake.

We couldn't have done it without the help of the following organizations:

Avon Lake United Church of Christ made 100 beautiful Easter baskets filled with toys and candy.

Christ Church Westshore donated 60 $25 Giant Eagle gift certificates for perishable food items.

The North Coast Rotary Club donated coffee, creamer and canned fruit for the Easter Brunch food baskets.

The New WestSiders donated Easter candy and breakfast food.
Mother's Day Gift Bag Distribution
Mother's Day is May 9, 2021 and we could use your help in making this day a very special one for our clients. We are currently collecting items that we will put into gift bags to distribute to all of the moms that we serve. If you would like to participate, we will be collecting items such as: specialty soaps and lotions, chocolates and other gourmet treats, nail polish and manicure sets, slippers, or other items that will make them feel special!

We will be collecting items through April 30th. Thanks!
Home Runs for Hunger
Save the Date

is Back!

Mark your calendar for Thursday, August 26th for CRS night at Mercy Health Stadium in Avon! Support CRS while you watch the Lake Erie Crushers take on the Southern Illinois Miners! This is always a fun night out for family, friends or co-workers! More details on how to purchase your tickets will be coming soon!
SOUPer Bowl Food Drive XI
We are excited to announce that the SOUPer Bowl Food Drive will take place this year on September 10, 2021 at the Avon Lake vs. Avon varsity football game at Joe Firment Chevrolet Stadium in Avon. The SOUPer Bowl is a friendly competition between Avon and Avon Lake to see which community can collect the most food for our food pantry. Watch for more details on how you can participate. Questions should be directed to Sheila at

CRS has truly been blessed this month with many donations of non-perishable items for our food pantry.

Thank you to the following businesses and organizations: Barry Bagels, Bay Presbyterian Church, Christ Church Westshore, Eastview Elementary, Giant Eagle-Avon Lake, Holy Trinity School, Hunger Network Food Rescue, Meijer, and St. Joe's Blessing Box.

This is in addition to the many individuals who bring donations to the CRS office on a daily basis.

We are so very grateful for all of the donations that help keep our food pantry well stocked. Thank you for making a difference, right here at home!
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Community Resource Services is a responsive, community-based organization whose mission is to diminish the effect of poverty in Avon and Avon Lake. We provide basic needs assistance and individualized resource and referral services in a compassionate and confidential manner.
We believe in a community where every resident is free from poverty.