LAKE TWP. – Plastics trays, some containing broccoli and others with zucchini, cover the counter in the kitchen at Evermore Community Church.
At a preparation table, chef Daniel Anschutz assembles slices of eggplant, tomato and mozzarella into servings of eggplant Napoleon. It’s one of the meals that will go to families helped by Compassion Delivered, a nonprofit started by Daniel and his wife Amanda in 2017.
In just over four years, the Anschutzes and a contingency of volunteers have prepared 10,000 meals for Stark County residents dealing with chronic, life-threatening or terminal illnesses.
More about the service: Compassion Delivered provides meals for those with life-threatening or terminal illness.
During that stretch Compassion Delivered has helped more than 180 families. An average of 25 to 30 clients are getting free meals each week.
The nonprofit came about after Daniel and Amanda married in 2015. Daniel learned that Amanda was making a monthly donation to Project Angel Heart, a nonprofit program in Denver that provided meals for people dealing with illness. Amanda supported the organization because a cousin worked there.