A significant portion of CRS funding comes from our own fundraising efforts, including the signature Charity Ball, held annually in January, and additional special events, such as The Hooks For Hunger Walleye Tournament; Homeruns for Hunger, sponsored by the Lake Erie Crushers; and annual food drives such as the SOUPer Bowl, sponsored by the school districts of Avon and Avon Lake, Scouting for Food, sponsored by the Avon Lake Girl Scouts, and Stamp Out Hunger, sponsored by the United States Mail Carriers. In addition, CRS has been successful in diversifying giving partners to permit financial stability. Food grants through Second Harvest Food Bank and Lorain County Community Action Agency have helped stock the food pantry. Partnerships have been formed with both local school districts, encompassing almost every grade level in both Avon Local and Avon Lake City Schools. Many local churches regularly support CRS financially and with in-kind donations.

The Alyce J. and Ann J. Metka Foundation
The City of Avon
The City of Avon Lake
Avon Lake Regional Water
The Community Foundation of Lorain County
Community West Foundation
The Eagle Run Committee
Empty Bowls By The Lake
Hooks for Hunger Team
Lorain County Community Action Agency
The Salvation Army
Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio

The support received from all of our giving partners plays an integral role in the ability of CRS to continually serve the citizens of Avon and Avon Lake in the most efficient and needed manner possible. We couldn’t do our jobs without each and every one of you, and truly appreciate your on-going contributions!