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Bainbridge Area Food For Friends

Bainbridge Area Food For Friends continues its 26-year tradition of serving those in need locally. We remind local organizations, school groups and churches that the local pantry receives no government funding, and relies on the generosity of local people and organizations. Currently, the most needed items at the pantry include: toiletries, such as toothpaste and bath soap, and paper products.

Monetary donations may be made to the Bainbridge Area Food For Friends account at PNC Bank on E. Washington Street in Bainbridge.

Non-perishable items may be dropped off at the pantry (lower level of Bainbridge Town Hall) or in the lobby bin at Bainbridge Library. If you or someone you know needs the confidential assistance please call 708-9829 (leave a message).

Bainbridge Area Food For Friends was founded in 1990 by Anne and John Bauswein. Now co-sponsored by Bainbridge Civic Club and Spirit of Bainbridge, it is a local entity supported totally by local donations and fundraising events.

Bainbridge Area Food For Friends is NOT affiliated with Geauga Hunger Task Force or Harvest for Hunger


  • Our always popular 2017 Spirit Spring Home & Garden Guide begins on page 25. This is the final H&G section for this season, and we hope you have gleaned a wealth of good information from these sections!
  • This Spirit overflows with information, news and, well, you won’t want to miss a single page! Enjoy! And let us hear from you at: spiritofbainbridge@yahoo.com.
Our June 30 edition will feature
Spirit Summer Fun Guide and
Spirit Pet Guide.
Editorial deadline is June 16.  
Ad deadline is June 21.
For information,
call us at 440-543-4321. 

Did you know that color is available on every page of the Spirit ? Make your ad stand out!

Contact us by phone 543-4321 or email at: spiritofbainbridge@yahoo.com. We are always accessible!


This Just In...

 Rescue Village Launches Speaker Series with a celebration of “One
Million Acts of Kindness” from Bob Votruba and his dog Bogart

 On June 22nd, at 6p.m., Rescue Village will be launching their Speaker Series with
hometown hero and founder of One Million Acts of Kindness, Bob Votruba and his Boston Terrier
Bogart. The duo will discuss Bob’s heart-felt work of inspiring the world to make compassionate
In the near future, Rescue Village plans to bring in a variety of speakers who have messages that tie
to their mission of creating a more humane community and host events similar to this first one.
Bob Votruba is in the middle of a nationwide tour, “Ring Our Country with Kindness,” travelling 10,000
miles with Bogart in his “Kindness Bus” which is heavily decorated with messages of kindness. His
programs feature messages of kindness, anti-bullying, and compassion.
Bob will be bringing his message of kindness to Rescue Village on June 22 at 6 p.m. where he will be
signing and selling his books, speaking on this topic, and joining guests for tours of the local animal
shelter. He will also be present at Rescue Village’s Children’s Summer Animal Camp during that
entire day, teaching campers ages 9-12 his mission.
This first installment of the Rescue Village Speaker Series is a free event but seats are guaranteed by
registering at: bit.ly/onemillionacts. All ages are welcome to join in on this program. Light
refreshments, including ice cream, will be provided.
For questions on this event specifically, please contact the Rescue Village Education Coordinator,
Nicole Latosky, at education@geaugahumane.org or Marketing Coordinator, Leah Backo, at


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