Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Nine businesses hoping to alleviate hunger this holiday season.
Nine Pin Oak Parkway businesses have joined in a food fight. The expected winner? The Second Harvest Food Bank, who will receive the donations gathered in the contest that ends this week. GL Direct and Thogus products, in conjunction with Second Harvest Food Bank, are behind the inaugural "Pin Oak Parkway FOOD Fight." Winner of the FOOD Fight will be determined by “meals” provided. Cash donations equate to five meals per every dollar while food measures out to 1.3lbs equating one meal. Applied Specialties, Awesome Wares, GL Direct, Hinkley Lighting, MT Business Technologies, Pembroke Kids, Thogus Products, Total Line Refrigeration and Western Enterprises have signed on, and have collected more than 10,000 meals as of Nov. 19. The contest …
Friday, December 23, 2011
Chicks Against Hunger continues to grow
A year and a half ago, Kim Krall was doing the thing many laid-off people do: Networking to try and find job opportunities. Instead, an opportunity to make a difference came her way. Krall met someone while networking who volunteered at Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio. A comment he made while they were chatting was an inspiration to Krall and she, along with longtime friends Sherry Lunt and AnnMarie Nyikes formed Chicks Against Hunger. The three Chicks have held food drives in Avon to help people in need in Lorain County. "(The Second Harvest volunteer) said that there weren't many donations from the Avon area," Krall said. That hit home for her because, being out of work at the time without any immediate prospects, she …
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Local campaign aims to deliver home-grown produce to those in need.
Members of the Avon Garden Club, a compassionate crew that knows how to yield a spade to get what they want, are digging into a new campaign to help feed needy people in our area. Their new effort, Plant-A-Row/Help Feed the Hungry Campaign, encourages home gardeners from Avon and surrounding communities to plant a row of vegetables for those at risk for hunger. The program is a local offshoot of successful national program that has collected donations of more than 16 million pounds of produce from American gardeners, and provided more than 60 million meals. The garden club launched the program in June and is working with Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio, which serves residents of Crawford, Erie, Huron and Lorain counties. In …
Needy families can benefit from your bounty
Every Monday through the end of September, gardeners can bring any excess veggies and fruits from their gardens to the Avon Senior Center before 6 p.m. and deposit them in a basket at the back of the building. The donated produce will be taken the Community Resource Services in Avon Lake and distributed to residents receiving emergency food assistance. While the program is called Plant-A-Row, any donation -- large or small -- will be accepted and appreciated, said Fran Burik, president of the Avon Garden Club. “If it’s one pepper or a dozen peppers,” she said, “anybody who has a garden is welcome to donate.”