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Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway

PRICE HILL, Ohio (WKRC) - Bloc ministries gave away 200 free turkeys ahead of Thanksgiving and also fed hundreds of people a hot Thanksgiving meal.
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Festival of Faiths

On September 8th, 2019, Cincinnati welcomed the Festival of Faiths, a celebration of interfaith understanding and collaboration for all ages.

BLOC Ministries participated for the second year in the Festival of Faiths, organized by the collaborative Bridges of Faith Trialogue, a nonpartisan civic organization that facilitates “an ongoing conversation among Cincinnati civic leaders of diverse faith traditions.”
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Annual Thanksgiving Meal

Hundreds of people in Price Hill got to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal Wednesday -- and will have food for their family Thursday, too.
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Teaching Kitchen News Coverage 2019

The very first group of Teaching Kitchen students get on the news to show off their new cooking skills. We are so excited to see where they go after graduation! 
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Teaching Kitchen Graduation

We are so proud of this first graduating class from the Teaching Kitchen! They are equipped with knowledge and certificates to enter the food industry after graduation. 
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Sports Performance Helping At-Risk Teens

Time spent training at BLOC's Sports Performance gym is changing the lives of youth like Scottie Bacca-Canales. Learn more about how this young man decided to turn his life around and work toward his goals. 
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Changing Lives and Communities Through Love

Of the countless strategies we have to reach and restore people to Christ, none are as simple, profound, or powerful as Jesus’ simple command to “love your neighbor” (Mark 12:31). For more than 20 years BLOC Ministries, an inner-city ministry on the west side of Cincinnati, has done just that. The people live where they serve.
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Teaching Kitchen and Kroger Partnership

 Jawann Blair has a full-time job at Tom & Chee. He admits he wouldn’t be there without help.
“I went to school,” Blair said. “It didn’t pan out. To be honest, I didn’t have anything planned. All I knew was football.”
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Rebuilding a Cincinnati Community

“Either I’m going to keep living that life, and I’m going to die,” she recalled thinking to herself. “Or I just surrender to God and trust that there’s a better life out there.”
Riley chose surrender and Redeemed Home, a ministry on the West Side of Cincinnati that serves women who have experienced trafficking, prostitution and addiction.
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For His Glory Pantry

"If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and dominion forever and ever." - 1 Peter 4:11

Serving more than 3,000 families and 12,000 individuals each year!

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ArtsWave Grant aids urban students

Students at the BLOC Arts building in Lower Price Hill are learning about art and how it can work to bring their community together. 

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BLOC Ministries to Help Through Sports

A new program by BLOC Ministries aims to help local kids with their lives through sports. BLOC Sports Performance on State Street is set to open soon.

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