Food and Clothing
LCCAA works with other area agencies to meet the most immediate needs of low-income families in Lorain County. Our Food Pantry Partnerships have spread funding for fundamental needs throughout the area. Our work with Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority has provided thousands of winter coats to children.
Annually since 2013, LCCAA partners with area food pantries to help fund their busiest months of the year: November and December. Originally created in response to cuts in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s food stamps program, the grants have proven highly beneficial to all areas of Lorain County.
For Operation Warm, LCCAA has worked with Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority since 2013 to distribute new winter coats to children living in LMHA buildings. Coats are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at several events in early December. Coats are available for ages 0 to 17 in appropriate sizes.
In 2020, thanks to funding from the Coronavirus Aide Relief and Economic Security Act, LCCAA has additional funding for coats. Combining a total of four funding sources, LCCAA will be distributing 2,382 coats to children in Head Start, LMHA complexes and Timber Lakes, a Section 8 complex in Avon.
Food pantry partners must collect required data on those they serve and be located in Lorain County. All grants are offered on a reimbursement basis. Applications for partnership grants are due in mid-October each year. For the most recent application guidelines, click here.
Coats are available only through our partners, unless otherwise announced.