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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...

Oberlin Community Services Expands

Oberlin Community Services Expands

March 6, 2015

Oberlin Community Services is working on a new strategic plan called Planting Seeds for Growth and Sustainability to help reshape and expand its services to fit the needs of southern Lorain County communities. Executive Director Cindy Andrews, a former member of OCS’s Board of Directors, took charge of OCS’s operations about a year ago. Prior to Andrews’ arrival, OCS supplied two forms of support: emergency assistance and food services. One of Andrews’ first plans was to reach out to the...

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...

OCS Utilizes Local Produce

OCS Utilizes Local Produce

March 15, 2014

Beginning this year, Oberlin will take part in Plant a Row for the Hungry, a national program that helps provide freshly grown produce to families in need. Through this program, the College’s gardens will donate an extra row of fruits and vegetables to Oberlin Community Services, a responsive community organization that provides direct assistance to Lorain County residents who seek help meeting basic needs. Started in 1995 by the Garden Writers Association, the Plant a Row program has donated...

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