Feed Lucas County Children fundraiser fights child hunger

Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012 by: Tony Zarembski | Category: Events

Dear Friends,
I'd like you to join us for an evening of great fun, food, and music that supports a terrific cause - childhood hunger. Feed Lucas County Children's (FLCC) fundraiser, “Eat to the Beat,” takes place on Sunday, June 24th, from 4-8PM at Manhattan's Restaurant – and limited tickets are still available. In addition to music and food, the event will feature a silent auction of donated items such as gift certificates, artwork, products, etc. And for a limited time, we are accepting donations for the auction.

Before you decide to join us, you might be asking the same question I asked a decade ago when I started FLCC: Is child hunger really a problem in Ohio? Shockingly, it is. When school lunch programs end and summer begins, over 25,000 children in Lucas County don't have enough food to eat. I started Feed Lucas County Children (FLCC) to fight childhood hunger - and over the past decade, we've provided over 700,000 free, healthy, hot meals. Our coordinated, community-wide initiative offers a safe haven, educational programs, and sports during critical months.

With our donors' help, we've become not only one of Ohio's largest and most successful summer food programs, but also a foundation that serves over 80 agencies including nonprofit schools, churches, and other organizations. What started in 2002 as a program serving 7,200 meals has continually grown, serving nearly a quarter-million meals in one year. But we've outgrown our current facilities and may have to turn away children soon. By attending “Eat to the Beat,” you can help keep us on track to feed more hungry kids.

For more information on FLCC, including how to buy fundraiser tickets, visit our website, www.feedlucaschildren.org. Tickets are limited. If you'd like to donate to the auction, please call me at 419-260-9265. I would be grateful and happy to mention you as one of the event's sponsors. Thanks so much for your generosity. I hope to see you there!

Tony Siebeneck
Executive Director
Feed Lucas County Children, Inc

Manhattan’s Toledo Restaurant
1516 Adams St.
Toledo, OH, 43624

Press Release Contact Name: Tony Zarembski
Press Release Contact Email: anthonyzarembski@yahoo.de
Press Release Contact Phone: 4197201106
Organization Name: Feed Lucas County Children
Website or Link: www.feedlucaschildren.org
Organization Address: Toledo, OH