Join Community Matters this Memorial Day as we participate in the Freestore Foodbank Virtual Hunger Walk and 5K Run to benefit the Community Market pantry.
The Community Market is currently the only place in Lower Price Hill where residents can obtain healthy food for their families. In Lower Price Hill, we do not have a grocery store in our neighborhood or restaurants that serve nutritious meals. As a result, LPH is defined as a “food desert.” The Community Market is a choice pantry that enables our neighbors to access free food to create healthy meals for their families. The Market also offers critical hygiene products and household items, which are not otherwise covered by food assistance benefits.
In 2020, Community Matters saw an increase in demand for emergency food assistance during COVID-19 as families experienced changes in employment, childcare, and schooling options. We were able to partner with more than 600 families in Lower Price Hill through the Community Market giving our neighbors access to critical food, cleaning supplies and required personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks and gloves.
The Community Market staff also pivoted procedures and were able to connect with Lower Price Hill families via phone calls, text, and instant messaging services to offer emergency support.
As families in the Lower Price Hill neighborhood continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that the Opportunity Hub maintain this commitment to community, providing relief during a time of crisis, uncertainty, and fear, and are able to meet the increased demands for basic needs support.
Please join us by registering to "walk" with our team or to support our efforts in-spirit with a tax-deductible donation.
Community Matters exists to create a thriving and more just community by removing barriers to opportunity. We work closely in partnership with approximately 1,500 residents of all ages from the Lower Price Hill neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio.