In 1992, Audrey's Outreach began as the dream of Audrey Telep, the founder of the clothing giveaway. Audrey felt there was a need to help those in need by collecting donations and holding a free clothing giveaway. When the clothing giveaway first began, it served averages of 90-100 attendees. In recent years, the clothing giveaway has grown to serving averages of over 300 attendees and is held 4-5 times a year.
Brook Park Church of the Brethren challenged themselves to "Dream Big" and established additional programs including the God's Green Acres (Community Garden), community meals, and the summer meal program for children and seniors. God's Green Acres has produced delicious produce for the past five summers.
In 2011, Audrey's Outreach Food Pantry began a partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. The food pantry began purchasing much of the food for pantry from the Greater Cleveland Food Bank in 2012. Audrey's Outreach Food Pantry is the only food pantry in Brook Park and serves people in Cuyahoga County.
Year 2021 - Food Pantry served 5921 families, for a total of 19,690 people!
--Month of January, Food Pantry served 477 families, for a total of 1659 people!
--Month of February, Food Pantry served 423 families, for a total of 1433 people!
--Month of March, Food Pantry served 507 families, for a total of 1651 people!
--Month of April, Food Pantry served 463 families, for a total of 1516 people!
--Month of May, Food Pantry served 520 families, for a total of 1731people!
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-ALL COMMUNITY MEALS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE