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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


Inside this Spirit...

  • Our 2017 Spirit Summer Camp Guide begins on page 12, and offers you a myriad of options for your child’s exciting summer months!
  • Our 2017 Spirit Senior Guide, beginning on page 33, is a definitive resource piece for caring for the elders in your life.  Lifestyles, advice and more can be found in our entire second section of this Spirit!
  • Local writer and artist Debra Classen has published a children’s book that is the perfect Easter basket gift for that special child in your life. See details---and how you can obtain a signed copy!---on page 5.
  • Matt Blowers poiniantly describes a found dog in his poetry on page 27.

Our April 7 edition will feature our

Spirit Spring Home & Garden Guide and

Easter news.

Editorial deadline is March 24. 

Ad deadline is March 29.

For information, call us at 440-543-4321. 

Did you know that color is available in our Spirit Classified section? Make your ad stand out!

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


This Just In...

Herb Society Meets March 17

 Chagrin Valley Herb Society will meet Friday, March 17 at the Bainbridge Library at 12:30PM.  After refreshments and camaraderie, at 1PM, we will hold a business meeting. The program is a presentation by Louise Reiling from Auburn Point about “New and Trending Plants in 2017.” Our group tends to the herb gardens at Bainbridge and share knowledge and joy of gardening. If you are interested in being a guest at this meeting, please RSVP to chagrinvalleyherbsociety@gmail.com. To learn more about our group visit the website at chagrinvalleyherbsociety.org.


Peruse our latest issue of Spirit of Bainbridge...

Pages 1-6




Community Spirit

Pages 7-11

Spirit & Faith

Auburn Spirit

Pages 12-17

Summer Camp Guide

Pages 18-32

Spirit Sports

Kenston Spirit

Chagrin Falls Spirit

Spirited Pets!

Education Spirit

Spirit Classifieds

Pages 33-44

Spirit Senior Guide

Requires Acrobat Reader


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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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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