Care On The Square

Care on the Square is a Christian ministry to homeless men, women and children in Cleveland Ohio. Initially a ministry focused on the public square area, COTS now serves the greater Cleveland area. Their goal is to share the love of Jesus Christ by providing food, clothing, and encouragement. They are completely volunteer based, and all of their funding comes through donations.



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COTS Saturday

When and Where: Every Saturday (except 2nd Saturday). Food Prep is at CVC is from 9:45-11:15. Teams will then load up the van and carpool downtown for food distribution from 12:00-1:00pm.

What: Care on the Square prepares and distributes food to those in need in the downtown Cleveland area.

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Mobile Food Pantry

When: Every 4th Saturday of the month
Shifts: 8:00am - 10:00am & 9:45am - 12:15pm

Where: Elizabeth Baptist Church 6114 Francis Ave.Cleveland, OH. 44127

What: COTS partners monthly with the Cleveland Food Bank to provide over 12,00 lbs. of fresh produce. The first shift (mentioned above) is dedicated to bagging and organizing all of the food. During the second shift, volunteers help people from the community shop for food while others focus on restocking. Your group can serve during the first shift, second, or both.

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Cooks From Home

When: Every week (except 2nd week)

Where: Home

What: Every week, COTS goes to Cleveland and serves meals to those who are in need. In order for COTS to continue effectively serving those who are in need, they are looking for 4 to 5 people who can cook for this ministry. This could be as little or as much as they want. For example you could make a tray or two of some type of casserole or even just cook some type of meat (chicken, ground beef, turkey). ALL the ingredients will come from the church.
This will be a practical way to be a part of COTS ministry and to meet th need of those who are in need!

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