A Community Driven Ministry To Help Feed The Homeless
"It is an eternal obligation toward human beings not to let them suffer from hunger when one has a chance of coming to their assistance."
Casseroles of Hope was founded in
April 2022 by Doyle & JoAnn Key in Springboro/Clearcreek Township, OH.
Our mission is to build a community driven ministry made up of individual volunteers, businesses, churches, civic groups and organizations to help those that suffer from hunger.
An initial partnership was established with Hope House Mission in Middletown, OH in March of 2022 to provide casseroles to feed their residents in both their men's and women & children's shelters. Hope House is in partnership with City Gospel Mission in Cincinnati, OH.
In December of 2022 a second partnership was formed with Family Promise of Warren County in Lebanon, OH to provide casseroles to feed their residents.
In March of 2023 a third partnership was formed with the Missionary Society of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Middletown, OH for their community meal.
In April of 2023 a fourth partnership was formed with Hope United Methodist & Red United Methodist churches for their community meal served at Franklin First United Methodist Church.
Prepare a casserole 4 times a year.
Easy Recipe provided.
Casseroles are prepared and frozen for ease of transport and enabling anyone to participate regardless of schedule.
Casseroles of Hope provides the scheduling, reminders and delivery to Hope House.
Volunteers drop casseroles to Soraya Farms, just north of Lytle Five Points on State Route 48.
Pickup options available for businesses, churches, civic groups and organizations.
Casseroles of Hope was featured in the Soraya Farms Newsletter. The response from residents was amazing and more than enough to fill our first day of providing casseroles.
May 26, 2022
First day of casseroles delivered.
840 meals annually
Two days of casseroles delivered.
1,680 meals annually
July thru November 2022
Three days of casseroles delivered each month.
2,520 meals annually
Six days of casseroles were delivered.
5,040 meals annually
With 200 volunteers we will be providing
8,000 meals annually
With 210 volunteers we will be providing
8,300 meals annually
With 225 volunteers we will be providing
9,500 meals annually
With 260 volunteers we will be providing
10,000 meals annually
News & Updates
Spoke at Franklin/Carlisle Rotary August 3, 2023
Spoke at Centerville Rotary June 1, 2023
Exhibited at the Springboro Hometown Expo on Saturday, March 18th 2023.
Spoke at Springboro Rotary January 6, 2023
Established Partnership with Family Promise of Warren County
First delivery of Casseroles March of 2023
Take Your Casserole To Work Day
Businesses: Berkshire Hathaway - Centerville, Empire Dental Specialty Group, M&M Title Company, WesBanco - Franklin
Churches: Centerville - Centerville Community Church, Kettering - St. George's Episcopal Church, Middletown - Holy Family, Holy Name, Poasttown First Church of God - Women's Fellowship Group, Monroe - Our Lady of Sorrows, Springboro - St. Mary of the Assumption, United Church of Christ, Waynesville - St. Augustine, Wilmington - St. Columbkille
Civic Groups: Rotary Club of Kettering, Rotary Club of Springboro, Rotary Club of Centerville, Rotary Club of Franklin
Schools - Franklin Board of Education
Started with 27 volunteers in May of 2022 and as of February of 2024 we have 260
We currently have volunteers from: Beavercreek, Blanchester, Carlisle, Centerville, Clearcreek Township, Dayton, Franklin, Germantown, Kettering, Lebanon, Maineville, Mason, Miamisburg, Middletown, Monroe, Springboro, Tipp City, Trenton, Waynesville and Wilmington
Spoke at the Springboro United Church of Christ November 2022
Spoke at Kettering Rotary Luncheon October 2022
Introduced "Take Your Casserole To Work Day"
Joined Springboro Chamber of Commerce
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I join Casseroles of Hope?
IT'S EASY! Just fill out the Contact Us information below, hit send and we will email all of the necessary information to get you started.
What if I am going to be out of town on my scheduled delivery date?
Since the casseroles are frozen you can prepare the casserole and contact us to request an early delivery date.
I go south for the winter. Can I still participate?
Yes. We have other volunteers like you. Contact us and we will set a schedule to meet your needs.
Can I make more than one casserole?
Yes. Contact us and we can schedule you to do multiple casseroles.
Do the people get tired of eating the same casserole?
They only eat the same casserole once a month. A different casserole is delivered on each of the days we provide them. The current menu is Cheeseburger Macaroni, Rotini Pizza, Chicken & Rice, Lasagna, Ham & Hashbrowns and Taco Pie.
I have a great recipe. Can I make my own casserole?
We provide the same casserole on each day so that everyone is eating the same thing. Having a choice can create situations where someone might be unhappy if they don't get what they want.
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