In June of 2018, we donated $8,025 to Catholic Charities Food Force Backpack Program. The Food Force shared with us during our fall meeting what our donation dollars helped the charity to achieve in Lake County.
The Backpack Program provides weekend meals for children in the Painesville area. While these students are receiving daily lunch in their schools, meals are not guaranteed during the course of the weekend. Catholic Charities Food Force is actively working to change that. All of the meals distributed are packed as part of job training for intellectually disabled people, and a volunteer network is utilized to distribute the food to children’s homes. Through donations such as ours, Catholic Charities Food Force initially hoped to bring food to 132 students beginning in September.
In the fall of the 2018 school year, Catholic Charities Food Force began distributing weekend meals to students every Friday. Thanks to our donation, the charity was able to provide weekend meals for 135 students in total. The volunteers in these photos are from the Painesville Knights of Columbus, and they volunteer at the Food Force every Thursday.
Together we are continuing to make a positive impact in our community. We look forward to seeing you all at our next meeting! What cause will we donate to in December? Upcoming December 2018 Event Information
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