The Outreach is a faith-based, volunteer run, food assistance center that has been in operation since 1995 under the support of both the Copley United Methodist Church and Guardian Angels Catholic Church. Director of The Copley Outreach Center, Maryann Henry, has been an active member of the community since 1958. Mrs. Henry, along with the volunteers at The Outreach Center actively provide emergency food assistance to Copley Township as well as the Copley-Fairlawn School District. The Outreach has two different programs to fulfill the varying needs of residents. Once a month The Family Assistance Program provides families with an assortment of pre-bagged food. The Copley-Fairlawn Cares Backpack Program provides a weekly bag containing weekend meals to qualifying students throughout the academic year, and a weekly box of food during the summer months through the Kids Summer Program.
The Copley Outreach Center informs and engages the community through the webpage (www.copleyoutreach.org) and Facebook page (Copley Outreach Center), in addition to articles in local news sources (West Side Leader, Copley Connection). Please consider donating to help grow The Outreach's mission of feeding those in need. All donations (food, monetary) will aid in continuing this vital, local program. Mrs. Henry, along with the volunteers at The Copley Outreach Center, thanks everyone for their on-going support in helping the families in our community. Together we are making a difference!