Local Outreach

Food Pantry is Open on Fridays

11am–2pm | Drive up food distribution.

Donate to the Food Pantry
View the shopping list suggestions or pick up food tags at the Ministry Information Counter in the Foyer on the first Sunday of the month. When you have food items ready to donate, use the food donation bins in the west wing airlock during the week or in the center airlock on Sunday mornings. Thank you for your support of Riverwood’s food ministry!

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Rooted exists to inspire and empower our neighbors to achieve their maximum potential by affirming and cultivating their talents, abilities, and resources.

For more information, or to become involved check out their website.

Faithful Servant Care Center

A Christian-based health care organization with a commitment to providing quality urgent health care services to the uninsured in the Greater Akron area. Services are provided at no cost to the patient by professional, licensed physicians and clinicians.

For more information, or to become involved contact us

Miller Community House

Miller Community House provides emergency shelter to Portage County adults and children in a housing crisis. Riverwood provides and shares meals with families staying at the Miller House. This is a great opportunity for families, life groups, or ministry groups to serve together. For more information or to become involved contact us

International Friendship Connection

IFC is a ministry that serves international students at Kent State University. This ministry is looking for families who are willing to be paired with an international student for the 2020-2021 school year to build relationships, adjust to American life, and spend time together.

Any questions on any of the ministries related to International Friendship Connection can be sent to Kathy Hayden.

Learn More About IFC

Legacies of Success

The North Hill neighborhood is known as Akron’s “International District” as significant immigrant and refugee populations have settled in the area over the past few decades. Legacies of Success is a Christian Community Development Corporation created to help revitalize and stabilize the North Hill community by providing affordable housing and promoting home-ownership.  For more information or to become involved contact us