A Place at the Table (APATT) 

is part of Trinity Cathedral’s Hunger Ministry, a Community Outreach program that serves food to anyone in need of a hot meal every Sunday. Volunteers gather in rotations of 6/7 different teams. The meals are prepared and delivered to us from Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries (LMM). The assembled volunteers serve the food and assist in the clean up afterward. Lunch is served from 12-1 p.m. in Cathedral Hall, and volunteers are encouraged to come at 11:30 a.m. to prepare for serving. Learn more.

Ministry Contact: Lawrence Edem, e_larry7@yahoo.com

Campus Ministry

CSU students, faculty and administration gather together at Trinity Cathedral to engage in opportunities to participate in a multi-faith conversation. Trinity Cathedral, in partnership with CSU, holds several community-building events and educational forums, a multi-faith prayer space for quiet reflection, in addition to providing hospitality for several student organizations on a daily basis.

Ministry Contact: Rev. Sarah Shofstall, 216-774-0470 or sshofstall@trinitycleveland.org

Docents/Tour Guides

Trinity’s docents lead tours of the Cathedral for church members and visiting groups. Docents provide hospitality to all, sharing information about Trinity’s history, architecture, art, and programs. Training and reading materials are provided for new docents.

Ministry Contact: Ginger Bitikofer, 216-774-0407 or gbitikofer@trinitycleveland.org

Food For Families (FFF) 

Food For Families is part of Trinity Cathedral’s Hunger Ministry, a Community Outreach program that serves the hungry in the Central neighborhood. We provide additional food for the families/individuals at nearby Marion-Sterling School through a partnership with the Greater Cleveland Foodbank and Marion-Sterling School. Food distribution takes place in the school gymnasium throughout the year. Twice a month (2nd and 4th Fridays) we serve an average of 150-200 families through this program. Volunteers are involved in the setup, distribution and final cleanup. Setup includes the sorting, bagging (if needed) and arranging of food for distribution. The distribution includes interaction with families/individuals, i.e., assisting and suggesting ideas for the preparation of the food being distributed. Final cleanup includes the breaking down and disposing of empty boxes and the wiping down of tables.

Ministry Contact: Dale Murphy, dale.murphy@sbcglobal.net

Marion-Sterling Partnership

The mission of Marion-Sterling, in partnership with the community, is to provide a high-quality education where all scholars experience success in a safe and nurturing environment that respects individual differences, develops strong character and citizenship, and instills a love of learning that lasts a lifetime”. Trinity supports Marion-Sterling’s Mission statement through volunteers to tutor students, assist teachers and co-ordination of Trinity’s annual collections of school supplies, warm hats/gloves, and Thanksgiving baskets. All volunteers are required by the CMSD to have a background check completed and Trinity requires completion of the “Safeguarding God’s Children” course.

Ministry Contact: David Cratty, dcratty1@sbcglobal.net

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Urban Farm 

The Trinity Cathedral Urban Farm, part of the Hunger Ministry, is located at East 35th and Cedar Ave. It provides healthy, nutritious vegetables, fruits, and herbs for the hungry population of downtown Cleveland. In 2016, we raised 3,000 lbs. of food used in Trinity’s hunger ministries and other hunger programs downtown. All volunteers are welcome – no training required.

Ministry Contact: Scott Blanchard, scottwblanchard@roadrunner.com