The Steubenville, Ohio’s Urban Mission has been helping people with food and other services for more than 50 years now. They are there when people are down and out and need help with food, furniture, and other things they might need help with. Now, according to a report made by WTOV9.com, which was published on August 26, the Urban Mission is now on a mission to help people even more. They have a plan in the works to remodel their offices and turn them into full food pantries. These new food pantries will be like a grocery shopping experience where people can go through and choose their own food.
Usually, when someone goes to the Urban Mission to get help with food, they have to take what they are given. As the old saying goes, ‘beggars can’t be choosers.’ However, now with the new remodeling plans in the works, they will be allowing people to go into the pantry and choose what they want and need.
As a matter of fact, just last Friday, August 23, program director Linda Smith celebrated her 18th year with the Urban Mission. She says her vision for the Mission is coming to light with the new remodeling plans coming soon. She also stated that it couldn’t be coming at a better time with the Holidays just around the corner.
Since the end of June, a staggering 1,100 people have registered for help with food and other services. However, they have helped over 800 people but they see that number rising with the Holidays coming soon.
Not only does the Mission help those in need but people do give back as well. This is what it means to help people and to give back to the community as well.
One thing about this change is that people won’t have to stand outside in line anymore either in the freezing cold or the heat. However, the Mission says they are facing one problem and that is that they do not have enough coolers and freezers to store the food needed to help others.
If you need help, know someone who needs help, or would even like to donate to help the Urban Mission, you can call 1-740-282-8010.