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Weekly Update from Mary

Friday, May 31, 2024

Tomorrow is the 36th Annual Hunger Walk

The 36th Annual Hunger Network Walk for Hunger and 5K Run registration site is up and running.

To register click HERE

  • Select “Register”
  • Click “Join a Team”
  • Go to page 2 or search “Hunger Warriors” in the search bar

The choices are Individual Walker or Team Captain for $10 (If you want a shirt, raise or donate $25 more by May 15), Individual Runner for 5K at $40 with shirt, Family of 5 registration package $75 (t-shirts included), Individual Virtual Runner at $40 with t-shirt, Cheerleader at $10 (If you want a shirt, raise or donate $25 more by May 15), or Volunteer for free at the event from 6:30 am to 11 am. Volunteers will also get a free day at the Cleveland Metropolitan Zoo.

Remember, there is a Pavilion table area of Free Gift Items from Walk for Hunger & 5K Run Presenting Sponsor Marycaresmuch and her Service Dog Chico José in Thanksgiving for your participation. Register Today!

Donate Food

SPL Hunger Warriors also need donations of snacks, chips, Rice-Krispie Treats, granola bars, cookie bags, cracker bags…for Our Family Home Food program to assist young people and seniors in East Cleveland. We also need to meet the needs of toilet paper, tissues, paper towels, soup, macaroni & cheese for Dan Erwine’s 6 families with 18 people. Then we also have the pull-top cans of Spaghetti-O’s or other similar pull-top cans and Ramen Noodles that we send to Trials For Hope in Lakewood to distribute to the homeless and under-the-bridge people in need.

SPL Hunger Warriors needs food item donations. Please click the button below to see what else needs to be donated!

View Essential Food Items Here

Hunger Network’s Approach

Hunger Network has been working to end hunger and build a healthier community for over 29 years. As one of Cuyahoga County’s largest emergency food provider, Hunger Network continues to lead the way through innovation and with nontraditional approaches to serving our neighbors in need.

Our Mission in Action

Hunger Relief

With 70+ Hunger Centers strategically placed across Cuyahoga County, we provide emergency food supplies and hot meals to our neighbors who need it most.

Food Rescue

Through Hunger Network Food Rescue, we are focused on revolutionizing the last mile of the logistics chain. With over 50 donors and 100 nonprofit recipients beyond our own Hunger Centers, we bridge the gap between hunger and food waste and bring food access closer to those who need it.

Health Resources

By partnering with health care students and professionals, we provide health screenings, nutrition education, and connections to medical providers to increase community wellness and counter the long-term effects of hunger.



  • Feeding our communities’ future.


  • No one goes hungry. No food goes to waste.

Our Values

  • Dignity
  • We treat everyone with dignity and respect to foster food equity in our communities.


  • We develop effective partnerships and relationships that increase the impact of our network.


  • Our passion is dedicated to building a healthy, hunger-free communities.


  • We embrace new methods and non-traditional programs that improve our ability to feed our communities.

SPL Hunger Warriors/Hunger Ministry/Mary’s Food Friends – Campaigns in 2024

  • January – Immanuel, Redeemer, Trinity
  • February – Parma, Trials For Hope, Church of the Ascension
  • March – Calvary Lutheran, New Covenant, St. John Nottingham Food Programs
  • April – St. Philips Our Daily Bread
  • May – Lorain Cooperative Ministry & Redeemer & Immanuel
  • June - Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland – 36th Annual Walk for Hunger – Zoo
  • July – Lakewood Community Service Center & North Ridgeville Community Care
  • August – Westlake Assistance Program & Faith Lutheran
  • September – Parma Hunger & Our Savior Mayfield Heights
  • October – Royal Redeemer & Zion Painesville & Christians In Action Olmsted Falls
  • November - Redeemer, Immanuel, & Trinity
  • December – Christ/Our Savior, & 300 each Center (Which Means that we need $7900 in December)

Thank you for praying and caring so much to tell others and to donate so that the Hunger Warriors team will reach its $15,000 goal to provide summer food for families from children to seniors. Pray without ceasing! God hears and sees the enormous need. YOU CAN MAKE THE CARING DIFFERENCE! Bless you, Team Captain Mary “Cares Much” & Service Dog Chico José.