Friday, April 12, 2013
Almost 4,500 pounds of food donated.
Editor's note: Martin O'Donnell is also the president of Avon Lake City Council and helped organize the food drive. To the Editor: A very special thank you to the residents of Avon Lake and Avon for their support in the second annual March Away Hunger food drive benefiting CRS. The month long food drive collected 4,493 pounds of food valued at $7,459.40. This surpassed last year’s total by over 300 pounds! With summer fast approaching, a major food drive is just what CRS needed to stock up their pantry. With efforts from the Avon Lake Community Council organizations and all the businesses, schools and city buildings that received donations, March Away Hunger was a huge success. Thanks to the following donation sites: Avon Lake Safety …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Collection areas throughout Avon and Avon Lake
Avon Lake Community Council is again asking neighbors, students, churches, organizations and businesses in Avon Lake and Avon to join their second annual communitywide food drive, March Away Hunger, during the month of March, to benefit Community Resource Services (CRS), which provides staple items to individuals and families in need in Avon and Avon Lake. The drive is sponsored by the Avon Lake Community Council. The 2012 March Away Hunger drive brought in 4,158 pounds of food valued at $6,663 for CRS. “It is my understanding that there is a 50 percent drop in federal donations for food pantries, yet the need is increasing for families,” President of Avon Lake Community Council Martin O’Donnell, said. “If we can assist in keeping the …
Friday, April 27, 2012
23 organizations participate in food drive.
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Friday, April 27, 2012
A very special thank you to our community for their support in the recent March Away Hunger food drive, benefiting CRS. This drive was truly a community effort with the 23 Avon Lake Community Council organizations, Avon Lake City Schools, Avon Lake City, Safety and Utilities employees, along with First Federal of Lakewood, The Commerce Benefits Group and Giant Eagle coming together to assist families in need in Avon Lake. This month long food drive in March collected 4,158 pounds of food valued at $6,663. With food assistance requests up 29 percent this past year, a major food drive is just what CRS needed to stock their pantry going into the summer months. Thank you again, Avon Lake, for all your donations to March Away Hunger. Marty O’…
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Learning, giving combine in holiday activity
Heritage South Elementary School principal Jason Call said his teachers never stop surprising him. "They can make anything educational," he said. That includes holiday-related activities in the week leading up to Christmas break. One of those activities was the school's annual food and clothing drive for Avon/Avon Lake Community Resource Services. As of Thursday, there were about 600 food items collected. Call said he hoped to beat last year's total of 1,100. The food will be taken to CRS early this coming week, Call said, so it would be available for people to use over Christmas. The Christmas tree between the two food donation tables was not decorated with tinsel and ornaments, but with hats, gloves, mittens and scarves. In addition to …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Donated food will go to Avon/Avon Lake CRS
To the editor: With local support of the Stonebridge Food Drive, we were able to deliver over 90 boxes of food to Community Resource Services to help fill their food pantry. I want to thank the residents of Stonebridge, the Avon Police FOP Lodge, WalMart and the Avon bus garage for their generous donations. Partnering with the local businesses and residents helped make this food drive a huge success. Thank you, Chris Barton Resident of Stonebridge
Monday, November 7, 2011
Food drive benefits Community Resource Services
Chris Barton has seen and heard plenty over his time with the Avon Police Department. So while it may surprise some that there are people in need of food assistance in Avon, it doesn't surprise him. "People think, Avon, no one's needy here," he said. "That's not true." To help out, Barton organized a food drive in his Stonebridge neighborhood. This year's food drive was held Sunday. The collected food will be donated to Avon/Avon Lake Community Resource Services. "It stays in the community," Barton said. The glorious weather saw neighbors bringing food to his home and the home of Lorena Fabian. "Chris lives on one side of the neighborhood, I live on the other," Fabian said. "So it's easy for people to get to either one of us." Beautiful …
Friday, November 4, 2011
Get ready for the weekend!
The Avon High School football team begins postseason play Friday night. The top-seeded Eagles (9-1) host eighth-seeded Highland (6-4) in the OHSAA Division II Region 6 playoffs at 7 p.m. at Avon Stadium at Avon Middle School. Advance tickets are available until 1 p.m. Friday at the Avon High School athletic office. Get there early, it's going to be a big crowd! This is the final weekend of performances of "The Diary of Anne Frank" at TrueNorth Cultural Arts in Sheffield Village. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday with a 3 p.m. matinee Sunday. Protect yourself against the flu. A flu shot clinic will be held Saturday at Avon High School. It's $15 for residents living in the Lorain County General Health District and $20 for those …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Catanza Barbershop holding Chicks Against Hunger Food Drive
The holidays are coming and you want to look your best, right? You can get a haircut and help others by going to Catanza Barber Shop, either in Avon or Westlake, during November and bringing two non-perishable food items. Catanza is teaming with Chicks Against Hunger for a food drive to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio. Bring in two or more non-perishable food items and get $2 off your haircut. The most-needed items are: cereal, canned tuna, canned soup, canned beef stew, peanut butter and canned vegetables. In 2010, 37 million people in the United States, that's one in eight of us, received food assistance through the Feeding America network. In the area served by Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio, one …
Monday, October 31, 2011
Here's what's going on in Avon this week!
Pay extra attention if you're out driving Monday evening. Trick-or-treating hours in Avon are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. And don't forget to take a picture of your little darlings in their costumes and enter our Little Pumpkin Costume Challenge to win $1,031 for your favorite charity and a trip to meet Heidi Klum! Deadline to submit is 9 p.m. Monday. Avon High's football team may have lost on Friday, but they're still going to the playoffs. You can get your tickets in advance at the high school athletic office. Click here to find out when. Kids can have some fun at the Family Fall Festival on Sunday at Christian Heritage Assembly of God. Help yourself stay healthy this winter by getting a flu shot. There's a flu shot clinic on Saturday at Avon …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Donations will aid individuals, families in Avon and Avon Lake.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
To the Editor: Thank you to the Chicks Against Hunger for sponsoring the first-ever UN-Food Drive to benefit Community Resource Services (CRS) on Saturday, Oct. 15. An impressive supply of paper products, toiletries and other non-food items were collected to help benefit our client families. We truly appreciate the outpouring of community support received that afternoon and thank everyone who stopped by with a donation. A very special thank you to the Avon Heritage Festival committee for their generous monetary donation to CRS in support of the UN-Food Drive. As a small, privately run non-profit organization, we rely heavily on local groups like the Chicks Against Hunger to help us continue meeting the needs of families facing difficult …