Renaissance Unity participates in an annual campaign to collect food, household goods (cleaning supplies/personal hygiene products/diapers) and monetary donations for the Heights Emergency Food Center. The campaign generally runs for six (6) weeks and specifically overlaps the Thanksgiving Holiday period. Congregants are guided on a weekly basis to procure the needed food and household items.
The Heights Emergency Food Center (HEFC) is located within the Disciples Christian Church and opened in October of 1981 with the aid of the Heights Interfaith Council. HEFC began by serving nine families a month in the beginning to now provideing more than 575 families with a three-day supply of food once each month.
The HEFC Mission: Heights Emergency Food Center is a non-profit corporation, staffed by volunteers to provide for people in emergency situations. Committed to Judeo-Christian principles, the center respects social and cultural diversity and upholds the worth and dignity of those it serves.
HEFC serves residents of Cleveland Heights, University Heights, South Euclid and Lyndhurst.