Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Feed Lake County's Community Wide Food Drop Off this Saturday

This Saturday, United Way of Lake County will host a Community Wide Food Drop Off from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the old Ethan Allen building at the Great Lakes Mall in Mentor.

The Community Wide Food Drop Off is in association with the nonprofit organization's Feed Lake County food drive, which kicked off on March 2 and will run until April 19.

During Feed Lake County, more than 60 local businesses and organizations run food drives for United Way of Lake County, who then distributes all the food to more than 52 food pantries across the county.

Last year, Feed Lake County raised 45,000 pounds of food and $60,000, which is used to purchase food throughout the year to distribute to food pantries. So far in 2012, more than 17,000 pounds of food has been raised including 10,311 pounds from Mentor High School's food drive. The majority of food drives occur in early April. 

Saturday's Community Wide Food Drop-Off is an opportunity for individuals who may not be part of a Feed Lake County food drive at their place of employment, or for those who are retired, to still donate food to Feed Lake County. If businesses or organizations are wrapping up their food drives this week, they can also drop off their collections on Saturday.

The most requested donations include: soups, canned fruits and vegetables, tuna fish and other canned meats, Macaroni and Cheese and other boxed meals, beef stew, ravioli and other canned ready meals, peanut butter and jelly, pasta and sauce, cereals and breakfast foods and toilet tissue and other personal care items. Monetary donations are also welcome. Checks can be made payable to: United Way of Lake County by designating Feed Lake County in the memo section.

All food must be dropped off from the outside of the mall as there is no entrance from the inside. The old Ethan Allen building is located on the west side of the mall facing Plaza Boulevard

For more information, contact Gayle Sikula at 440.639.1082 or GSikula@uwlc.org.

Friday, March 23, 2012

You're Invited to Live United: RSVP to Annual Meeting

United Way of Lake County will host its Annual Meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 12 at LaMalfa Center in Mentor.

Please join us as we recognize those who made our campaign successful and celebrate a year where we LIVE UNITED.

This year, we're proud to have Chris Tye and Erin Kennedy, the WKYC-TV Morning News Team, as our guest speakers. In light of the recent tragedy in Chardon, the trials of Cleveland politicians, and the outpouring of community spirit, Chris and Erin will speak first-hand of the news in our area and of the community coming together.

To reserve your spot at Annual Meeting, contact Makella Slavick at 440.639.4583 or MSlavick@uwlc.org by Monday, April 9. The cost is $20 per person.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Thank you for a successful Celebrity Server!

Thank you to everyone who served, volunteered, sponsored or attended the 9th Annual Celebrity Server!! We hope everyone had a blast!! Check out all the photos on our Facebook page.