BACM is a proud Network Partner of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. Strategic partnerships with other organizations, allows us to provide low-income households in our area with much needed services.  USDA Poster

Our Year in Review

In 2019, BACM provided the following services:

  • 14,206 instances of service through our food pantry, equaling 127,854 meals
  • 601 households were assisted with applying for benefits such as HEAP, SNAP, Medicaid, or Veterans benefits
  • 2,683 weekend food packages were distributed to the students at Barberton Head Start during the school year
  • 502 Bags of Love toiletries were collected from the community & distributed to clients
  • Volunteers logged 6,785 hours of service
  • The community donated 6,583 bags of groceries!

                                           2019 Annual Report

Our Staff

​Dorothy Suchka Somerville,
Executive Director

Dawn Cobb, Pantry Manager

Becky Thomas, Office Manager 

2020 Board Members

Pat Shultz, President

Rob Pursley, Vice President
Teri Dwyer, Treasurer

LaVerne Yousey, Secretary

Gary Christoff

Carl Douglas

Ralph Dowling

Dolores Juriga

Bethany McKenney

​Rev. Dr. Michael Petrochuk
Robert Ryan
Dave Stephens
Anne Sweeney

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Barberton Area Community Ministries (BACM) began in 1997 as a combined community ministry to assist low-income individuals in the Barberton and Norton area. Since then, BACM has grown, providing food assistance and referrals to other programs and services.  Funding comes from churches, individuals, foundation & government grants, fundraising events, businesses & community groups. 
In 2019, we received donations of food, toiletry & basic necessities from the community valued at over $142,000.