Buyers Products Company Matching up to $25,000 in Monetary Gifts Made to United Way of Lake County’s Feed Lake County Fundraiser
April 1, 2022 – Mentor, OH – Buyers Products Company is supporting United Way of Lake County’s (UWLC) 30th annual Feed Lake County Fundraiser with a $25,000 corporate match. The organization will be matching all monetary gifts UWLC receives up to a maximum of $25,000 in total donations now through April 30, 2022.
UWLC Board Chair Jeremy Iosue, Attorney at Law and Partner of Stefanik Iosue & Associates remarked, “We are exceedingly grateful to Buyers Products for stepping up and joining us in the fight against hunger. Thanks to their generosity, the impact of those who give right now will be doubled. I admire the impressive commitment they have made. When we come together as a community and organize ourselves for action, no one in need stands alone.”
The match essentially works to double the gifts UWLC receives from residents and organizations. Those in a position to help can make a donation online at uwlc.org/give, by texting FLC to 44321, calling 440-639-1291 or by mailing a check payable to United Way of Lake County to 9285 Progress Parkway, Mentor, OH 44060, ATT: FLC.
UWLC is encouraging donations ranging anywhere from one-dollar, to ten, to one-hundred and more. Every gift will help feed a child, family, or senior suffering from hunger.
At the start of the pandemic, Buyers was also one of the first to make a substantial donation to UWLC’s Lake County Relief Fund. “They are an organization that clearly cares about their community,” said Iosue.
Buyers Products Company is headquartered in Mentor, Ohio where they manufacture truck, trailer, and snow and ice equipment. In the last year, the organization doubled the size of its distribution center and corporate headquarters to the tune of 280,000 square feet to accommodate their growing business needs.
UWLC’s Feed Lake County fundraiser helps support nearly 40 local food pantries, many of whom are experiencing a large increase in need due to the surge in food costs and inflation.
According to the most recent data from Feeding America:
• 27,130 Lake County residents are estimated to be living with food insecurity. This is 11.8% of the population, which equates to 1 in 8.5 residents, and increase over 2019, prior to the pandemic.
• 6,890 children in Lake County are estimated to be living with food insecurity. This is 14.8% of children, a significant 1 in 6.7, and an 11% increase over 2019, prior to the pandemic.
Additionally, nearly one-third of Lake County households struggle to afford basic needs. This includes the 8% who live in poverty along with the working poor, who make up a stark 23%.
UWLC is encouraging monetary donations as the best way for people to help right now. Not only is the dollar amount of one’s donation doubled due to Buyers Products match, but monetary donations allow them to meet the specific unmet needs of the community.
Residents are also encouraged to take part in UWLC’s “Philanthropic Pantry Purge” by clearing their pantries, cabinets, and cupboards of excess food to donate. A list of food drop-off locations can be found at uwlc.org/food-drop-locations-2022
Complete details on how you can help during UWLC’s fundraiser can be found at uwlc.org/feed-lake-county.
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