Feed the Hope 2020

Friday, September 11, 2020

Feed The Hope Goes Virtual!

The third annual Feed the Hope campaign will have a new look in 2020, but the goal is the same: fill the food pantries in Ashtabula County to help those in need.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers will not be able to gather in large numbers this year to package food. So in order to meet the needs of Ashtabula County residents, organizers are taking this year’s event online with an even larger goal of 225,000 meals - the cost of which is $65,000. Every dollar contributed provides approximately four meals.

Donations are now being accepted on the Feed the Hope Ashtabula County Facebook page, or visit Country Neighbor at: 39 South Maple Street, Orwell, Ohio, 44076. Monetary donations can also be mailed to Country Neighbor at: PO Box 212, Orwell, Ohio, 44076.

The total amount donated will be announced during a live broadcast online on September 11th. Donors can also contribute during the live online event.

“Last year’s event provided 201,000 meals, providing assistance to nearly 30,000 individuals and 11,207 households,” said Barbara Klingensmith, Executive Director at Country Neighbor.

Last year, more than 650 volunteers gathered at the Ashtabula Towne Square to package meals. Country Neighbor coordinates the effort to distribute meals through 16 food pantries in Ashtabula County.

2020 Sponsorships are now available!

Contact Barb Klingensmith at Country Neighbor at (440) 437-6311.

This community-led event is made possible through the collaborative efforts of:

United Way of Ashtabula County, ACMC, Ashtabula County Job & Family Services, A-Tech, Country Neighbor Program, Direction Home of Eastern Ohio, Gazette Publications, University Hospitals, Greater Ashtabula Chamber of Commerce, OSU Extension - Ashtabula County, Representative John Patterson (Ohio House District 99), and the Ashtabula County Board of Commissioners.

2019 Sponsors included:

Event Sponsor - $5,000 and up

Ashtabula Towne Square Mall
Ashtabula County Senior Services Levy
The Ashtabula Foundation
Gazette Publications
Direction Home of Eastern Ohio
Midway Chevrolet and Chevy All Stars
Mary Clark
The Robert S. Morrison Foundation
Westfield Insurance Foundation/Wollam Grand Valley Insurance

Diamond Sponsors - $1,000 to $4,999

Ashtabula County Job & Family Services
Ashtabula County Medical Center
Grand Valley Youth Philanthropy Club
Northeast Credit Union (Lakeview Federal Credit)
Quanex Foundation/Woodcraft Industries
UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Wells Fargo Shred It Event