Westlake officials asking for donations to help the community amid crisis

Westlake officials asking for donations to help the community amid crisis

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) -The City of Westlake is continuing to come together in an attempt to help keep its citizens safe and fed.

Westlake officials are reaching out to the community to help them to continue to feed the community.

Many of the activities the city offers have been put on hold, but several organizations are doing their part.

Including the Westlake Senior and Community Service Center, which is receiving donations to keep the food pantry full.

Lydia Gadd works for the Westlake Senior and Community Center. She tells us while there’s been a spike in people needing food, there’s also been an increase in donations from the community.

“Half the calls we are getting this week and in the past weeks are from people who are looking for some way to give back,” said Gadd.

Food will help the city feed Westlake City School students that rely on the school to feed them lunch.

If anyone would like to help, the Community Center is accepting donations of food or checks.

Members of the volunteer organization, the Westlake Town Criers, donated $750 to the city.

“Everybody has to pitch in a little bit and just be smart and careful,” said Rick Grane, member of the Westlake Town Criers. “That’s all you can do.”

Donations can be dropped off at 29694 Center Ridge Road, Monday through Thursday, 8:15-4:15 pm.

The community center is asking those who donate to leave food items in the foyer. Checks should be made out to the City of Westlake with Food Pantry-COVID 19 on the memo line.

Copyright 2020 WOIO. All rights reserved.