We are looking for new Board Members. Are you interested in getting involved? Complete and mail in a Board Member Application.
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/Treasurer
LaVerne Yousey, Secretary
Our Year in Review
In 2017, BACM served 1,306 households that included 4,723 people, which accounts for 11.5% of the population of our service area. These services included:
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 4,700 people a year, providing food assistance 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 2017, we received food donations from churches, community groups, local businesses, individuals and the City of Barberton valued at nearly $31,000.00.