MENTOR – United Way of Lake County has begun its annual Feed Lake County campaign to help collect nonperishable food items to stock the shelves at the 50-plus food pantries in Lake County.
“The effects of hunger are long lasting. Children and adults who are hungry have a harder time focusing on work and school,” said Jean Sency, UWLC vice president, resource development.
“Children fall behind in testing, and adults are held back at work and face losing their jobs. The little money people do have for food often goes toward inexpensive and unhealthy options creating more issues such as obesity, diabetes and pulmonary problems.
“Donations help feed families all year round and keep children fed during the summer months when they do not have the school lunch programs.”
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