The Oberlin Review

Plant-A-Row Fights Food Insecurity

Claudia Baker, College sophomore

April 14, 2017

Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: This spring, Oberlin Community Services is sponsoring a project called Plant-A-Row. We are encouraging organizations and individuals to plant an extra row of produce in their gardens to donate to Oberlin Community Services’ food bank. Hunger is a pressing issue in Lorain County and hundreds of families rely on the pantry to meet their needs. Plant-A-Row is meant to be a sustainable answer to local food insecurity. Ohio has a higher rate of food insecurity than much of the rest of the United States as of 2014, and rather than rely on outside sources and corporations for food, the Oberlin community can respond from within. By planting an extra row, we can alleviate food shortage and make our...

Local Restaurants Host OCS Fundraiser

Local Restaurants Host OCS Fundraiser

October 10, 2014

Oberlin Community Services will be partnering with WOBC next week to host Oberlin’s first-ever Restaurant Week. This event will be a fundraiser for OCS to help the organization keep up with increasing demand for its services, which include programs such as food distribution and mentoring in support of those without financial resources. Five local businesses and organizations will be participating: The Feve, Slow Train Cafe, Lorenzo’s Pizzeria, Burgermeister food truck and the Rota...

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