2020 Board Members

Pat Shultz, President

Rob Pursley, Vice President
Teri Dwyer, Treasurer

LaVerne Yousey, Secretary

Gary Christoff

Carl Douglas

Ralph Dowling
​Carrie Herman

Dolores Juriga

Bethany McKenney

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

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Our Staff

​Dorothy Suchka Somerville,
Executive Director

Dawn Cobb, Pantry Manager

Becky Thomas, Office Manager


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

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

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.