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Weekly Update from Mary

Friday, June 7, 2024

36th Annual Hunger Walk

The 36th Annual Hunger Walk & 5K Run is making history. On June 1, 910 Walkers & Runners were registered to Walk or Run at the Cleveland Metropolitan Zoo. The funds raised by June 30 will be over 117,000 for the purchase of summer food for Hunger Network’s 72 programs. It is a total team effort.

If you still want to donate to this great clause, CLICK HERE. Click the Upper Right Box GO TO…Select either first name Mary Levtzow or scroll down to Team Hunger Warriors and select to donate.

To donate click HERE

If you have trouble, call Mitch Wasserman 216-619-8155 ext.121 at Hunger Network to assist you or Mail your donation to Hunger Network ATTN: Hunger Warriors Team, 4415 Euclid Ave. Suite 110, Cleveland, OH 44103 or Mary Levtzow, 2454 Dover Center Road, Westlake, OH 44145.

Thank you for truly making a difference!

About The Hunger Walk

The weather was sunny and full of excitement with the Hunger Apple, Moondog, Beautiful Fairytale Princesses, and Cleveland Crunch players all mingling with the crowds. The Hunger Warriors team is leading with roughly $10,000 of our $15,000 goal raised already…We have until June 30 to reach our goal.

Mary Levtzow and Service Dog Chico shared the joy of putting others and their needs first as she thanked all the walkers and runners for their commitment to fight hunger and reduce food waste through Hunger Network’s 72 programs in our neighborhoods helping meet the increased summer food needs, especially for children.

Mary and Chico hope to see each of you next year on Saturday, June 7, at the zoo for the 37th Annual Hunger Walk & 5K Run. Bring your family and friends for a heart-warming experience that allows one to talk to the animals.

Donate Food

St. Paul Lutheran Hunger Warriors still need Food Donations throughout the summer months; so, let us all try to bring one or two food items when we are able to attend Church this summer: peanut butter, GRAPE JAM, Stew, Corned Beef, WIDE NOODLES, tissues, toilet paper, paper towels, canned vegetables, CANNED SLICED PEACHES, CEREAL, oatmeal variety packs, SPAM, canned Chicken Breast, RAMEN NOODLES, snacks for children. We need the above food items by Thursday, June 20, for the Immanuel Hunger Program Delivery. Bless you for putting the needs of others as a priority.

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.

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)

less your Journey as you follow Jesus throughout the Summer Months. Thank you for all you do to assist Jesus in meeting NEEDS. You are Mary & Chico’s dearest friends. Mary could use advice on the repair of some donated furniture. Call 440-871-7067 or email at or drop by.