PARMA, Ohio – When council president Sean Brennan decided to sponsor a “fun run” in the city and came up with his annual “Run for Pierogies,” he wanted it to be a fundraiser for a worthy cause. He and his co-chair Gary Uveges picked All Faiths Pantry as the run’s designated charity.
At the council meeting Oct. 6, Brennan and Uveges presented All Faiths Pantry executive director John Visnauskas and business manager Jeff Fowler with a check for $5,000.
With more and more residents in the city needing assistance to make ends meet for individuals and families, the All Faiths Pantry has served as a safety net.
“We’ve helped a few of our community partners in establishing free monthly produce distributions to low-income residents in Parma,” Visnauskas said.
The dates and locations for the free produce drops are: 3-5 p.m. second Thursday of the month at Parma Family Collaborative (11212 Snow Road in the former Hanna School), 6-8 p.m. third Wednesday of the month at Parma Baptist Church (12193 Pleasant Valley Road) and 9-11 a.m. third Saturday (including Oct. 18) at All Saints Episcopal Church (8911 W. Ridgewood Drive).
For more information about the All Faiths Pantry, visit allfaithspantry.org
Run for Pierogies co-chair Gary Uveges and Parma council president Sean Brennan present a $5,000 check to All Faiths Pantry. Pictured from left: Uveges, Brennan, All Faiths Pantry executive director John Visnauskas and business manager Jeff Fowler. (Mark Holan/Special To Sun News )
on October 09, 2014 at 10:34 AM, updated October 09, 2014 at 10:46 AM