Round Up HungerWritten by Tom Pounds | President / Publisher | email@example.com
This weekend, when you shop for holiday supplies at Walt Churchill’s Markets, you will see store employees wearing the badge you see on this page. You will be asked to make a two-second decision that could make a lifetime of difference.
At dozens of sites every summer, Feed Lucas County Children (FLCC) provides more than 242,000 meals in about 11 weeks. FLCC Executive Director Tony Siebeneck said the meals are recognized as some of the healthiest in Ohio, using fresh fruit, whole wheat bread and low sodium.
Inspired by an initiative suggested by Columbia Gas of Ohio Communications and Community Relations Manager Chris Kozak, Toledo Free Press is publishing a six-week series written by Patrick Timmis that examines the work FLCC performs and the origins of the needs that drive the organization.
Partnering with Doni Miller of 13abc’s “Bridges,” Columbia Gas of Ohio, Mercy Children’s Hospital and Walt Churchill’s Market, we are going to do more than talk about this crucial problem; we are going to actively try to make a difference.
From July 3 to July 17, there will be a “Round Up Hunger” drive at the Walt Churchill’s locations at 3320 Briarfield Blvd. in Maumee and 26625 Dixie Hwy. in Perrysburg (currently, there is no program similar to FLCC in Wood County, a situation Siebeneck is assessing).
During the “Round Up Hunger” campaign, when you purchase groceries at Walt Churchill’s markets, you will be asked if you can “round up” your purchase to the next dollar. That change, from 1 cent to 99 cents, will be donated 100 percent to FLCC.
We are in great debt to our partners for recognizing the need to help FLCC and for stepping up with their time, energy and resources.
We are not so naive to think we can eliminate hunger in our county, but we can, in cooperation with you, make a difference in thousands of lives during these challenging economic times.
We hope you are compelled by our series to offer whatever you can during the “Round Up Hunger” campaign, to help us show these children they are not invisible to us — that we know they need us, and that we are here for them.
Thomas F. Pounds is president and publisher of Toledo Free Press and Toledo Free Press Star. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.