To ensure that hungry families are able to put food on their table, Middleburg Heights Mayor Gary W. Starr and all members of Middleburg Heights City Council hosted a community food drive earlier this month at Heinen’s Grocery Store on Bagley Road.
“I am truly proud of the big-hearted response from our residents. It’s significant and rewarding to see so much compassion in our community,” Mayor Starr said.
Even though the food drive landed on what weather reporters deemed the coldest day thus far in the autumn season, the monetary collection as well as the food donation’s exceeded expectations.
“Events like this are eye opening. I truly hope the fantastic response we received will encourage and inspire each of us to get involved by lending a hand to our neighbors that have fallen on less fortunate times,” said Council President Matt Castelli.
For those who were unable to attend or donate at the time of the food drive, both the S.C.A.N. Hunger Center Pantry (440-260-7226) and the Middleburg Heights Food Pantry (216-362-0044) will continue to collect non-perishable food items as well as monetary donations throughout the year.
Mayor Gary W. Starr and Council President Matt Castelli, along with Councilmen Raymond G. Guttmann, Michael Ference, Matthew G. McGregor, David Bortolotto, John Grech and Bill Meany, wish to extend their deepest gratitude and thank all who participated in the food drive.