939 Norton Avenue, Barberton, Ohio 44203 (330) 745-3693
BACM is a proud Network Partner of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, as well as an Ohio Benefit Bank site. These, along with strategic partnerships with other organizations, allow us to provide low-income households in our area with much needed services.
Larry Okolish, President
Patricia Shultz, Vice President
LaVerne Yousey, Secretary
Margaret Palisin, Executive Director
Martha Jamison, Pantry Manager
Kelly Fuller, Office Manager
Tammie Sneed, Bookkeeper
Our Year in Review
In 2016, BACM served 1,333 households that included 4,178 people, which accounts for 10.1% of the population of our service area. These services included:
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Barberton Area Community Ministries began in 1997 as a combined community ministry to assist low-income individuals in Barberton and Norton. Since then, BACM has grown to serve over 4,000 people a year, providing food assistance, free tax preparation and referrals to other programs and services. Our funding comes from local churches, individual donors, foundation & government grants, fundraising events, local businesses and community groups. Additionally in 2016, we received food donations from churches, community groups, local businesses, individuals and the City of Barberton valued in excess of $36,000.00.