Lake County YMCA Branches Collect PB&J

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All Lake County YMCA branches will be collecting peanut butter and jelly from its members and the community throughout the month of December to replenish local food pantries in January.

“The Lake County Y is dedicated to supporting individuals and offering help in trying times, including feeding the needs of our community. The Christian Emphasis Committee at West End Y started the collection five years ago and now the whole association is involved which allows us to make a much greater community impact,” said Margaret Warner, Healthy Living Director of the Lake County West End Y.

Any size peanut butter and jelly donations are accepted at the Lake County Central Y in Painesville, at the West End Y in Willoughby, and at the East End Y in Madison.

“Last year we were able to distribute nearly 800 jars to ten community food pantries that could make about 7,000 PB&J sandwiches. Each year, the collection seems to grow and we’re able to help more families. Our community grows stronger each year as evidenced by the growing support of this program and others at the Y,” added Warner.

For more information regarding the Spread the Joy food collection contact the Lake County West End Y at 440-946-1160.

Gabe Arnold
Author: Gabe Arnold