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Food Drive Underway to Fill Thanksgiving Food Baskets

LCAC is geared up to collect much need food to fill 300 Thanksgiving Food Baskets for Lakewood families. In addition to food donations, volunteer help is needed to sort, bag and deliver the baskets.

Lakewood Charitable Assistance Corp. (LCAC) provides Holiday Food Baskets for 600 Lakewood families and seniors in need each year. Currently, the annual Thanksgiving food drive to fill those baskets is underway at Grant, Lincoln and Horace Mann Elementary schools and St. Edward High School.

Lakewood High School and Garfield Middle School students are pitching together to raise money to pay for perishable food items needed such as turkeys, potatoes, pumpkin pies, and more.

Together these students uphold a long-standing tradition of helping neighbors in need.

How can you help?

Non-perishable food donations will be accepted at the schools through Thursday, November 15th. Staples such as fruits, vegetables, peanut butter, and tuna are especially needed. Monetary donations can be made directly to LCAC through the website at www.lcac.info or mailed directly to: LCAC, P.O. Box 771421, Lakewood OH, 44107.

Once the food is collected, it will all need to be sorted so the “human chain” can systematically place food in bags and get them ready for delivery. Many helping hands are greatly needed to sort, assemble and deliver the 300 Thanksgiving Food Baskets.

Volunteers are needed!!!

Join us as little or as much as you would like...or better yet, bring a friend or neighbor!

Lakewood Masonic Temple (15300 Detroit Ave.)

Friday, November 16th

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.    Food donations are collected and sorted

6:30 p.m. -  7:30 p.m.     Filling of non-perishable food bags

Saturday, November 17th   

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    Bagging of perishable food and delivery of food baskets

For over 25 years, LCAC has been brightening the lives of Lakewood families and seniors in need. Each basket provides all the makings for a holiday meal and about a week’s worth of food staples. This could not be done without the hundreds of generous volunteers who help at every step along the way. Please join us so that LCAC can count 2012 as another great success.

LCAC is a non-profit all-volunteer organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of Lakewood’s families in need. For more information or to find our Christmas Food Drive schedule, visit us at www.LCAC.info, check out our Facebook page.

The Christmas Food Drive will start in early December. Sorting, bagging and delivery of an additional 300 holiday baskets will take place on December 14th and 15th. Watch for more details!

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