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Avon Miami Charity makes over 800 meals for Greater Cincinnati homeless shelters

Posted at 7:05 PM, Feb 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-11 19:05:47-05

LOVELAND, Ohio -- Two dollars goes a long way for Avon Miami Charity. 

The nonprofit says for every $2 they receive, they’re able to make a bagged lunch for a local homeless shelter. The organization churned out 880 meals Sunday afternoon, which will go to 13 Greater Cincinnati homeless shelters. 

The organization’s goal is to distribute 4,400 meals this year through their Brown Bag Initiative, Lucius Jones said. Avon Miami Charity organizes quarterly volunteer events to assemble the meals. 

“Every dollar a shelter can put into a program where they don't have to put it into food, it's a great deal and it helps the people get back on their feet,” Jones said. “This is something simple we can do to help in that cause."

Producing thousands of meals will cost approximately $10,000 to $12,000, and that’s money that can be used for programs at those shelters. 

“They can redirect resources and spend them in a better way than have to worry about providing a meal,” Board Member Drew Brown said.

Jones said Avon Miami Charity hopes to make bagged meals four times a year. He also said he hopes other organizations will follow suit. 

“It'll catch on throughout the community of Greater Cincinnati,” Jones said. 

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