The Clermont County YWCA is struggling to keep the shelves of its food pantry stocked.
“We are experiencing a 30-40 percent increase in the number of people coming to us for assistance, compared to last year,” said YWCA Eastern Area Shelter and Outreach Coordinator Kirstin Eismin. “We need everything from cereal and canned food to pillows for our domestic violence shelter.”
Located at 55 S. Fourth Street in Batavia, the Eastern YWCA serves children and families in Clermont, Brown, and Adams counties. “We try to wrap our arms around those in need and help them get through a difficult time,” said Eismin. “Our domestic violence shelter is almost always at capacity.”
The YWCA Eastern Area’s largest fund-raiser to help support its services is the annual Circle of Women Luncheon that will be held Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Oasis Conference Center located in Miami Township. “We need table captains for this event,” said Eismin. “Basically, the table captains invite their own circle of friends to the free luncheon that includes various presentations on the mission of the YWCA and the importance of community support.”
Dr. Tonya Matthews, vice president of museums for the Cincinnati Museum Center will be the keynote speaker for the Circle of Women Luncheon.
For more information or to volunteer to become a table captain for the event, call (513) 732-0450.