Care Cupboard Provides Christmas Cheer

posted 12/22/18 -- LCCAA Youth held their largest Care Cupboard of the year with an extra dose of cheer for Christmas.

Partnering with Second Harvest, LCCAA took advantage of the Harvest Holiday program to provide additional items to clients.

Other donations came from Save-a-Lot who provided reusable grocery bags that were then packed by the youth. LCCAA staff members provided donations so clients could receive blankets, toys, towels, hats, gloves, toiletries, sweatshirts, socks and underwear. Yoga mats were purchased with funds from the agency’s Community Services Block Grant.

“We were able to give out other items that were needed besides food,” said Youth Coordinator Bobby Taylor. “That’s what made this Care Cupboard different.”

The Christmas Care Cupboard served 62 households containing a total of 220 people, Taylor said.

Since opening in March 2018, the Care Cupboard has served more than 240 families and more than 700 people, he added.

“We get feedback from the clients and these care packages really make a difference,” Taylor said.

The Care Cupboard is run and managed by the Youth in the program. It operates on the third Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 936 Broadway Ave. No appointments are needed but identification is required.