Community Announcements

Lake County Food Pantries

Food Pantries United Way of Lake County Helps Support

Listed in alphabetical order by city.

Eastlake Kiwanis Food Pantry-1580 E. 332nd St.-Eastlake-440.525.1972

St. Justin Martyr-35711 Stevens Blvd.-Eastlake-440-946-1177

St. Anthony of Padua-316 5th Street-Fairport Harbor-440-354-4525

Old South Church-9802 Chillicothe Rd.-Kirtland     440-256-3329

Madison Food Center-1954 Hubbard Rd.-Madison-440-428-9601

Christ Kingdom Ministries-9521 Lakeshore Blvd-Mentor-440.426.1879

Holy Transfiguration Parish-5768 Andrews Rd.-Mentor-440-257-3620

Mentor Church of Christ -7201 Bur Ridge-Mentor-440.255.9049

Mentor Plains-7271 Lakeshore Blvd-Mentor-440.946.1193

Mentor United Methodist-8600 Mentor Ave-Mentor-440-255-3496

St. Andrews Episcopal-7989 Little Mountain Rd-Mentor-440.255.8842

St. Bede Church-9114 Lakeshore Blvd-Mentor-440.257.5544

St. Gabriel’s-9925 Johnnycake Ridge Rd-Mentor-440-352-8282

St. John Vianey-7575 Bellflower Rd.-Mentor-440.255.0600

St. Mary of the Assumption-8540 Mentor Ave-Mentor-440.255.3404

Victory Lane Church-7550 Bellflower Rd-Mentor-440.255.4553

Calvary C.M.E. Church-556 Lawnview Ave-Painesville-440.354.4056

First Baptist Church of Painesville-10801 Johnnycake Ridge Rd.-Painesville-440.354.4454

First Church of Christ-422 Mentor Avenue-Painesville-440-357-7422

Life Brand Cowboy Church-1289 Mentor Ave-Painesville-440.357.4442

Miracle Reviva-82 W. JacksonSt-Painesville           

Painesville Church of the Nazarene-6235 Chestnut Street-Painesville-440.352.3703

Painesville United Methodist-71 N. Park Place-Painesville-440-354-3642

Salvation Army Citadel-69 Pearl St.-Painesville-440-354-3774

St. James Episcopal-131 N. State St.-Painesville-440-354-3526

St. John Baptist-361 W. Jackson St.-Painesville-440.354.3968

St. Mary’s Painesville-242 N. State St.-Painesville-440-354-6200

Zion Painesville Food Pantry-508 Mentor Ave-Painesville-440.357.5174

Catholic Charities Food Force-#1 Victoria Place-Painesville-440-357-5644

Lake Erie Church of God-3050 Antioch Rd.-Perry-440-259-2310

Perry Food Center-4261 Manchester Rd.-Perry-440.259.3332

Mt. Carmel-29850 Euclid Ave.-Wickliffe-440.585.0700

Vineyard Community Church-1928 300th St-Wickliffe-440.944.4402

McKinley Outreach Center-1200 Lost Nation Rd-Willoughby-440.269.8008

Reformation Lutheran Church-34730 Lakeshore Blvd-Willoughby- 440- 942-7166

St. Noel -35200 Chardon Rd.-Willoughby-440-946-0887

Willoughby United Methodist Church-15 Public Square-Willoughby-440.942.9068

St. Mary Magdalene-32114 Vine St.-Willowick-440-943-2133

Willow Praise/ Connection Meal–32901 Vine St.  Willowick-440.944.5683

Willowick Food Pantry-32410 Willowick Dr.-Willowick-440-269-0504

Hospice of the Western Reserve Volunteer Education Series –
NEW: Hospice of the Western Virtual Volunteer Training Are you looking for a way to stay engaged in your community? Are you willing to engage with homebound patients and families by phone or by mail? Consider becoming a Hospice of the Western Reserve Volunteer. We are excited to announce virtual volunteer training for new volunteers. For more information, contact us at 216.255.9090 or fill out an online application Volunteers who complete virtual training will be able to provide in-person visits as soon as Ohio’s Stay at Home order is lifted.

About Hospice of the Western Reserve: Hospice of the Western Reserve is a community-based, non-profit agency providing comfort and emotional support to patients and their families. The agency cares for people in a variety of settings, including the home, hospital, long-term care facility, David Simpson Hospice House overlooking Lake Erie, Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake and Hospice of Medina County. For more information, visit or call 800.707.8922.

LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT OFFERING FREE ONLINE OVERDOSE PREVENTION TRAINING  LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT OFFERING FREE ONLINE OVERDOSE PREVENTION TRAINING The Lake County General Health District (LCGHD) is now offering a free online opioid overdose prevention training and naloxone distribution through its Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) program. Participants will receive online training to recognize the signs and symptoms of overdose, distinguish between different overdose types, perform rescue breathing, call EMS, and administer naloxone. The online education and distribution program will be available to Lake county residents, as well as residents of other Ohio counties who do not currently have a Project DAWN program. The online program is easy to use: 1. Visit 2. Click the “Request a Kit” link to complete a survey and training video. LCGHD staff will review all naloxone requests, and mail the naloxone kit to all eligible recipients within 72 hours of the request. “LCGHD is dedicated to ensuring access to naloxone regardless of one’s ability to travel or self-advocate,” commented Haley Russo, Health Educator and coordinator of the LCGHD’s Project DAWN, an overdose education and naloxone distribution program. The Ohio Department of Health reports that in 2018, 84% of unintentional drug overdose deaths in Ohio resulted from opioids. If you have questions about Project DAWN, or the online opioid overdose prevention training program, please contact Haley Russo at 440-350-2844, or [email protected]. To find a local pharmacy that can dispense naloxone without a prescription, visit The Ohio Pharmacy Board’s website at ###

Grief Support Group         If you need help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend, Harvest Bible Church 34525  Melinz Parkway in Eastlake offers support through GriefShare dot org – a network of 12,000 churches to help you heal.      The care you need, information you can trust.      INFO:   or   440-942-8420

Grief Support Group Helps People Impacted by Overdose Deaths          Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers’ Grief Support Group helps families and individuals who have experienced the sudden loss of a loved one through substance use disorder. People who have suffered this kind of loss know that society treats this type of death in a much different manner than death from other causes.    Licensed counselors and peer supports who have shared this life experience will provide assistance to help navigate the grieving process, providing encouragement and hope as individuals move forward in rebuilding their lives.

Group members will be assisted with identifying, processing and moving through stages of grief, and receive education and support regarding the disease of substance use disorder. The group meets at the Mentor office located at 9083 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH and is free and open to the community. No pre-registration is required. More information about the group and meeting times is available by calling 440.255.0678 or by visiting

The importance of providing this type of Grief Support cannot be overstated especially in consideration of the opioid epidemic and overdose deaths reported by the State of Ohio.  According to the Ohio Department of Health 2017 Ohio Drug Overdose Data: General Findings there were 4,162 opioid related deaths in Ohio and in Lake County alone there were 91 unintentional overdose deaths in 2017 ( – Tables 1 & 3).

“We find there are continued requests for bereavement counseling from grieving families as they struggle with the loss of their loved ones. We are grateful to the Lake County ADAMHS Board for their continued funding of the Grief Support Group.” said Melanie Blasko, President and CEO. Programs at Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers are made possible through the support of the Lake County ADAMHS Board, the Geauga Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services and United Way of Lake & Geauga Counties.

Since 1971 Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, a private, nonprofit agency, has earned a solid reputation for its wide range of services for adults whose lives have been affected by their own or another’s use of alcohol or other drugs, by problem gambling, or by mental illness. Lake-Geauga Recovery Center’s goal for treatment services is to help consumers achieve long-term recovery and an improved quality of life.

Volunteers Needed At Lake Health
Lake Health is seeking volunteers in the following areas: administration reception desk, emergency department, gift shop, information desk, patient room service, patient transport, patient registration, patient visitation, pastoral care, pet therapy and Stephen Ministers. Applicants must be at least 14 years old to volunteer.           For more information call Volunteer Services Department at TriPoint Medical Center 440-354-1665 or West Medical Center 440-953-6049.