Volunteers from the Natural Stone Institute rallied together to build a food pantry at the Neighborhood Alliance Senior Enrichment Services of Oberlin. The volunteer project was a part of this year's annual Week of Caring, where we partner with organizations across Lorain County to match corporate and community volunteers to needed volunteer opportunities. There was a need at the center for a pantry as many seniors who visited the center were having financial struggles and needed food to take home.
The pantry will be open 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursdays to senior citizens in need. The pantry has nonperishable foods like canned fruit and vegetables, pasta, pop and crackers. The pantry is stocked with donations from the community and Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio. Donations of nonperishable foods and hygiene products can be brought to the senior center.
The Week of Caring is managed by the Lorain County Volunteer Connection, a strategic partnership between HandsOn Northeast Ohio and United Way of Greater Lorain County that strives to offer individuals with the platform for action while providing non-profit organizations with a vehicle to further their missions.
Lorain County Volunteer Connection offers an easy and accessible way to volunteer throughout the county. Learn more on volunteering and other ways to get involved here.