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Laketran, partner agencies continue to offer through Mobile Food Pantry – News-Herald

Lake County Mobile Food Pantry volunteers and Laketran drivers will continue to provide weekly service at multiple distribution locations beginning in April. (submitted)

The Lake County Mobile Food Pantry will continue to provide free product to Lake County seniors with weekly distributions beyond this month, Laketran officials announced this week.

New distribution dates, April through September, alternate between multiple locations across the region.

Seniors over the age of 60 can register for one collection per month. Participants must certify annual gross household income of $25,759 or less for a one-person household and $34,839 for a two-person household, Laketran confirmed.

Advance registration is required for the 100 places available each week. To schedule a pickup, call Lifeline at 2-1-1 or the Lake County Council on Aging at 440-205-8111.

The distributions will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the following locations:

• Lake Erie Church, 2300 Hubbard Road, Madison Township – April 4th, May 2nd, June 6th, July 5th, August 1st, September 5th

• New Hope Baptist Church, 428 W. Jackson St., Painesville – April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12

• Wickliffe Senior Center, 900 Worden Road – April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, Aug 15, Sept 19

• Laketran Mentor Park-n-Ride, 8650 Market St. – April 25, May 23, June 27, July 25, Aug 22, Sept 26

Attendees may also call Laketran at 440-354-6100 to arrange a ride to collect product.

The Lake County Mobile Food Pantry — a retrofitted 12-person call bus operated by Laketran — is a collaboration between the agency, Lake County Commissioners Senior Services, the Council on Aging, Lifeline, Inc. and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank .

Each unit plays a role in taking reservations, managing volunteers, and securing and distributing food, officials noted.

“None of this would be possible without the donations and dedicated volunteers,” said Ben Capelle, Laketran CEO. “The program continues to grow and thrive due to the efforts of all partner agencies and we appreciate any support that helps us help our seniors.”

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