Village Food Project changes name, mission

The Village Food Project in Bay Village is changing its name and mission.

It has for the past two years brought nourishment and care to individuals and their families who have been touched by cancer.

The response to this service has been remarkable, according to organizers. To continue growth and better describe its purpose, the Village Food Project reestablished Feb. 21 and incorporated as the Village Project.

The mission has been expanded to provide nourishing meals and “extended care and service to our neighbors experiencing cancer.” Read more

Bay Village Community Council names citizen/project of the year

The Bay Village Community Council named Andrea Sheppa as the 2013 Bay Village citizen of the year and the Village Food Project as the 2013 project of the year.

Sheppa, a retired math teacher from the Lakewood school system, was honored for her years of service to Bay Village schools, most recently for raising money for new marching band uniforms. Read more

Village Food Project in Bay Village to deliver meals to cancer patients

The Village Food Project, a recently formed volunteer organization, plans to deliver nutritious, precooked meals to cancer patients and their families in Bay Village beginning this month.

Barb Harrell, an employee of Bay Presbyterian Church, serves as the Food Project’s executive director and founded the organization after learning about a similar program operated by the Ceres Community Project in Sebastopol, Calif.

The idea is to provide at least three nutritious meals per week to cancer patients who may be too ill from chemotherapy or radiation treatments to cook their own meals.

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