More than 31,000 people in Lake County needed help feeding themselves or their family last year.
Nearly one county resident in 10 lives in poverty.
For those reasons and more, Mentor Public Library is participating in the United Way of Lake County’s annual Feed Lake County food drive.
From March 1 to 31, you can drop off nonperishable food at any of MPL’s branches.
That food, in turn, will be shared with Lake County residents through the more than 50 food pantries in the county.
This drive is not our annual Can Your Fines food drive. We aren’t waiving fines for donations. Helping your neighbor is its own reward.
Last spring, UWLC collected and distributed more than 20,000 pounds of food thanks to the generosity of our community. People also donated more than $41,000 to purchase food for Lake County’s pantries throughout the year.
That’s the good news. The bad news is the need is still there.
Support your neighbor by donating food and help Feed Lake County.