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Meals & Grocery Distribution

A hot meal and a bag of groceries are what draw many people to the Life Enrichment Center for the first time. When individuals and families arrive, they are offered a hot meal and are given the opportunity to attend a class of their choice. Once a week clients are able to take home a bag of supplemental groceries.

A warm morning meal (not necessarily traditional breakfast fare) is served on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday  from 9:00 to 9:40 a.m.  The building opens at 8:00 a.m. and guests are welcome to come in out of the elements.

Meals served by our kitchen staff and volunteers provide balanced nutrition. Seconds are available as supply allows. Unopened food items (e.g. an apple, a bag of chips or juice box) may be taken home and saved for later.


Donated grocery items from sources such as GFS (Gordon Food Service), Meijer, Entenmann’s Bakery, Bob Evans and local non-perishable food drives by area churches, businesses, and the annual Boy Scouts® Scouting for Food drive are separated and properly stored at the Life Enrichment Center. Bulk items are used to prepare hot meals at the center while family and individual portions are distributed in the weekly grocery bags.

Operation Food Share also operates as a program of the Life Enrichment Center.