Feed Lake County Drop Off Site

The Kirtland Public Library is a designated drop-off site for United Way's Feed Lake County program that runs from March 2nd to April 24th.  

Did You Know...

  • 25,770 Lake County residents live with food insecurity. That's 11.2% of the population and 17% of children.

  • 1 in  9 residents struggle with hunger.

  • 17,289 Lake County residents live in poverty (7.5%). 3,688 (8%) are children and 2,766 (6%) are seniors.

  • 34.5% of Lake County households struggle to afford basic needs. This includes the working poor (27%) and those who live in poverty (7.5%).

  • Lifeline's help referral hotline received 8,978 inquiries for food assistance in 2019. Inquiries for food rank #1 among all inquiries received.

  • The food and money raised during our annual Feed Lake County food drive help more than 40 food pantries throughout Lake County. These food pantries depend upon community efforts to help feed families, children and senior citizens in need. They depend upon United Way of Lake County. We depend on you.

  • All food and dollars raised in Lake County stay in Lake County, helping our own friends and neighbors in need. 

Most Needed Non-Perishable Food Items Include:

  • Pasta Sauce and Pasta 
  • Syrup and Pancake Mix 
  • Bisquick
  • Canned Fruit 
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Canned Vegetables - Most needed items include Black Beans, Pinto Beans, Peas, Mixed Vegetables
  • Canned/Boxed Soup, Stews and Meals
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Canned Meats like Spam, Chicken, Ham and Tuna
  • Rice
  • Cereal, Breakfast Bars
  • Juice
  • Popcorn
  • Baby Food
  • Water/Beverages (No previously refrigerated items or items that require refrigeration)
  • Toilet Paper/Personal Hygiene Products