Big Reach seeks to impact the Mahoning Valley. With a variety of service opportunities, BRCOH is a great option for individual and corporate volunteering, community service hours, and service projects.
While many of our programs are currently suspended due to COVID-19, we have maintained our Distribution and Food for Thought amidst this crisis. We are anxiously awaiting normal operations so we can get back to serving our community.
- Prayer & Encouraging Relationships
- Food & Clothing
- Connections to Community Resources
Anyone in need from the Mahoning Valley and surrounding communities.
To see those in crisis move toward self-sufficiency by meeting both tangible and spiritual needs while recognizing the dignity and beauty of every person.
- Peggy S.
I loved the nutrition class at Big Reach and I learned a lot. I would love to see more people do the classes and I will tell everyone about doing them. God bless Big Reach.
Our programs and community partnerships that touch the lives of the people in the Valley.
- Emergency Clothing
We provide emergency clothing for the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley.
- Food & Clothing Distribution
BRCOH assists hundreds of individuals and families through our food and clothing distributions. When people come to BRCOH, they will receive a warm welcome, prayer and conversation, a connection to community resources, pre-loved clothing and household items, and a shopping cart full of groceries from our food pantry. Food insecurity may reflect a household’s need to make trade-offs between important basic needs, such as housing or medical bills, and purchasing nutritionally adequate foods. Your contributions help us fight hunger in our own community.
- Food for Thought
Food for Thought is our weekend food program that supports local districts with more than 8,000 food bags per year. School nurses and teachers regularly see children coming to school hungry. Studies show that children who eat sufficiently over the weekends have better attention and higher grades during the week at school.
Our Food for Thought bags are designed to serve nutritious food for the weekend to children in need. Items such as oatmeal, fruit, pudding cups, juice boxes, granola bars and instant macaroni & cheese are included. An invitation to BRCOH’s weekly food and clothing distribution is also included in every bag. We believe this program helps students focus on school rather than hunger. You are invited to partner with us in making an impact directly to the students in our community. It only takes $5 to feed a child for the weekend, $20 for a month, or $200 for the year. Will you help us sustain this program and continue making an impact on students in our communities?
- Food Rescue
Every week, BRCOH rescues food from local restaurants, bakeries and hospitals. Rather than food being wasted, we recover edible but not “sellable” food product for our distributions. This product is then weighed, sorted and divided into family sized portions and distributed weekly.
- Go & Do
Go & Do is an extended accountability program in which those receiving assistance are automatically enrolled. BRCOH is committed to meeting people where they are and being a resource for taking their next step. After consideration of individual circumstances, credits toward assistance will be issued based on participation in volunteer service, recovery and counseling, continuing education, job-readiness training, on-site classes, and more!
- Toy Drive
Every year we do a Christmas Toy drive
- Work Site
Through a partnership with Mahoning and Columbiana County Educational Service Centers, students with special needs attend BRCOH as a part of their work-site curriculum. Through sorting clothing, packing food, or separating donations, we strive to provide students with a unique and friendly environment for their educational requirements and work experience.