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New Clothing Bank Building Built

2021, the year of expansion! We are in the planning stages for our Clothing Bank Building Project! We are so excited for this project and we know this will help us better serve our neighbors.


Eastside Community Ministry Update

We are so excited to be able to see everyone’s smiling faces again!! Effective June 2, 2021.

  1. 1. Our Food Pantry will open Monday - Thursday from 9AM-4PM for our regular pantry clients. If you need a food pantry please call 211 and they will direct you to the pantry closest to you. Only one (1) client is permitted to be in the Food Pantry at a time.

  2. 2. Our Clothing Bank is open Monday – Thursday from 9AM-NOON. In order to practice social distancing and maintain the safety and well-being of everyone, we will only allow one (3) visitors at a time in our Clothing Bank. You will be given 15 minutes to shop and able to visit our Clothing Bank one (1) time per week.

  3. 3. Eastside Community Ministry is accepting donations of clothing/small household items. We accept donations Monday – Thursday from 9AM-NOON. Please bring your donations to our garage in a sealed trash bag and ring the door bell and a staff/volunteer will be right with
    you. PLEASE DO NOT leave your items outside. If you are unable to bring donations during that time, please call 740-452-7519 to make other arrangements.

  4. 4. If you need Emergency Relief Services (ID’s, Birth Certificates (born in Ohio), rent
    (evictions), utilities (disconnect), etc..) please call Kathy at 740-452-7519. Our funding is limited. You are eligible to apply for assistance 1 (one) time in a 12- month period.

  5. 5. We will be distributing Food boxes from Mid-Ohio Produce on the following dates: Tuesday, June 1 and Wednesday, June 16. We will be distributing Food boxes from Feeding America on Tuesday, June 8 and Tuesday, June 15. This is a DRIVE-THRU GIVE-AWAY. We will have volunteers/staff available to direct you. YOU ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO RECEIVE FOOD FROM ONE (1) GIVE-AWAY AT EASTSIDE PER WEEK.

  6. 6. Our 2021 FREE FRESH PRODUCE MARKETS are scheduled for May 28, June 25, September 24, and October 22 at the First Baptist Church in South Zanesville. This will be a DRIVE-THRU ONLY. You will be asked to stay in your cars. Please be patient and kind. We will be able to assist 200 households. Only 2 households per vehicle. If you are a proxy, you MUST bring Form & ID. Time: Approximately 10AM. Thank you for your cooperation.

  7. 7. 2021 Summer Lunch Delivery (Provided by Zanesville City Schools) begins
    Monday, June 7 – Friday, August 6. Lunch will be delivered at Eastside, Monday – Friday at 11:45am for children ages 1 to 18.

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