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Home-delivered grocery program available for seniors in Lake County

The program fulfills an unprecedented need.

PAINESVILLE, Ohio — Laketran, Lifeline, Council on Aging, RSVP, Lake County Commissioners, and the United Way of Lake County have teamed up to provide temporary relief to Lake County seniors that need groceries delivered.

Senior citizens are encouraged to heed Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's stay at home and social distancing order. The new program will provide basic home-delivered groceries for senior citizens who cannot get out and shop and do not have anyone that can shop for them.

The program provides a pre-selected bag of groceries to seniors at no cost, but donations would be accepted. Households with a senior 60 years or older who lives in Lake County are eligible to get one bag of groceries per week.

Bags will be put together based on what items are in stock, possibly varying by week. Bags may contain fresh fruit, vegetables, rice, bread, milk and more.

Seniors that are interested in participating in the program should call Lifeline at 211 Monday through Saturday between 8:30 a.m. and 5: p.m. or the Council on Aging at (440) 255-8111 Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm. Orders have to be placed by 2 p.m. Monday for Tuesday delivery or by 2 p.m.  Wednesday for Thursday delivery.

Laketran, along with RSVP staff and volunteers. will deliver the groceries.

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