LCAC Does It Again At Thanksgiving! Food Items & Volunteers Needed For Christmas Food Drive!

Many chilly hands make light work of LCAC's Thanksgiving Foodbasket distribution.

Despite the weather and a malfunctioning truck lift, Lakewood Charitable Assistance Corporation’s (LCAC) Thanksgiving Food Basket Distribution was an amazing success! In the face of plummeting temperatures and freezing rain, a record number of volunteers showed up to help the LCAC to sort and bag non-perishable food items as well as deliver turkeys, potatoes, pies and all the fixings to 300 of our Lakewood neighbors in need so that they could enjoy a full Thanksgiving meal with their families.

Over 14,700 pounds of food were assembled through school non-perishable drives and monetary contributions - from individual donors, businesses, schools and organizations in our community. That’s over 7 tons of food (or the equivalent of 2 grown elephants)! Way to go Lakewood!!

But we need your help for Christmas! Right now, LCAC is gearing up to deliver its second round of holiday food baskets to another 300 residents for the Christmas Holiday. Between now and December 15th, LCAC encourages Lakewood residents to drop off gifts of non-perishable food items at Lakewood Hardware, or any one of the following schools: Emerson, Garfield, Grant, Harding, Harrison, Lakewood City Academy, Lincoln or Roosevelt.

Beginning Friday, December 16th, LCAC calls on the community to volunteer.  Many hands are needed to sort the canned food donations prior to home deliveries on Saturday, December 17th. Bring your family and friends. This service opportunity is open to all ages. Specific times, dates and volunteer needs are listed below:

Where?  Lakewood Masonic Temple - 15300 Detroit Ave. Enter through NE door near rear parking lot.

Friday, Dec. 16th -  10am-2pm – food donations are sorted and prepped for bagging.

6pm-7pm  – non-perishable food bags are filled.

Saturday, Dec. 17th – 9am-10:30am – perishable foods are bagged, and all items are prepped to deliver.

10:30am-12:00pm – drivers deliver food baskets to 300 Lakewood households.

Saturday activities are held outdoors, regardless of the weather! Please dress accordingly.

Lakewood Charitable Assistance Corp. is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization, dedicated to improving the quality of life of Lakewood’s families in need. For more information, or to make a monetary donation, visit us at or check out our Facebook page at Lakewood Charitable Assistance Corporation.

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Volume 12, Issue 25, Posted 7:29 PM, 12.06.2016