Churchill’s Markets join effort to feed Lucas County childrenWritten by Zach Davis | | email@example.com
Both Walt Churchill’s Market locations and Toledo Free Press are hosting a “Round Up Hunger” drive the next two weeks to help feed local kids in need.
From July 3-17, customers will be asked if they wish to “round up” their purchases to the next dollar. The change necessary to round the purchase up, whether one penny or 99 cents, will be 100 percent donated to Feed Lucas County Children (FLCC). Churchills has two markets, one in Maumee and one in Perrysburg.
“We have had a long history of trying to work with the community because that’s where our customers are,” Churchill said. “They are interested in all of these programs that can help their community become a better place to live and that’s one of our desires, to make it a better community.”
The FLCC was established in 2002 as a community initiative and now involves 55 agencies and organizations in Lucas County. All proceeds of the “Round Up Hunger” drive go directly to the food program for breakfasts, lunches and dinners for children younger than 18 years old.
“When we heard about [the “Round Up Hunger” drive], me and one of the volunteers looked at each other and were speechless,” FLCC Executive Director Tony Siebeneck said. “You couldn’t ask for a better gift than something like this.”
The FLCC is known for its healthy options and diverse menu. Siebeneck said the menu rarely serves a repeat meal each month and that it is recognized statewide as one of the healthiest children’s menus available.
Siebeneck said he has already received $4,800 from donors learning about the upcoming “Round Up Hunger” drive in a current Toledo Free Press series.
“We are tremendously impressed with everything [Siebeneck] does with the resources he has,” said Columbia Gas of Ohio Communications and Community Relations Manager Chris Kozak. “It’s really great to be involved with these community partners.”
Mercy Children’s Hospital and the 13abc program “Bridges” with Doni Miller are other primary sponsors.
For more information on the FLCC or to donate, visit the website at www.FeedLucasChildren.org.
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