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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 popular 2017 Spirit Spring Home & Garden Guide begins on page 25. You won’t want to miss a single page of advice and hints for those springtime projects in your home and garden!
  • Color us WOW! You read that correctly! Though we began this newspaper (known then as Bainbridge Banter) 27 years ago in mostly black and white print (only the Banter masthead was in color!), we have edged toward more and more color. This issue finds us crossing over the line into full color availability on every page!

Our June 9 edition will feature our  
Spirit Spring Home & Garden Guide.

Editorial deadline is May 22. 

Ad deadline is May 31.

For information, call us at 440-543-4321.  
Please leave a message!

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!


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Peruse our latest issue of Spirit of Bainbridge...

Pages 1-9




Community Spirit

Chagrin Falls Spirit

Spirit & Faith

Pages 10-17

Auburn Spirit

Health & Spirit

Pages 18-24

Kenston Spirit

Education Spirit

Spirit & Leisure

Pages 25-34

Spirit Spring Home & Garden Guide

Pages 35-40

Spirited Animals!

Spirit Sports

Spirit Classifieds

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Contact Us:

  • Phone: 440-543-4321 Fax: 440-543-2061 Mail: 18106 Snyder Rd., Chagrin Falls, OH 44023.
  • E-mail: spiritofbainbridge@yahoo.com
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    (news releases, article submissions)
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    (advertising information and inquires)

The Spirit of Bainbridge is published every three weeks, and mailed to every home and business in Auburn and Bainbridge Townships (zip code 44023). Additional copies are distributed locally at Bainbridge Library, Lowe's Greenhouse, The Neighborhood Office, other locations in Auburn, Aurora, Bainbridge, Chagrin Falls, Chesterland, Russell, Solon and South Russell. Approximately 7,500 copies of Spirit of Bainbridge are circulated.

The Spirit of Bainbridge is locally owned and operated.


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