Lake County works with L.A.S.E.R., Kroger on food drive for hurricane victims

Food drive scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 5

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – Lake County is working with local groups to host a food drive Wednesday for victims of Hurricane Ian who may need assistance, county officials said in a release Monday.

According to the release, the county will be working alongside Lake Support and Emergency Recovery — also known as L.A.S.E.R. — and Kroger to put the food drive together.

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“Kroger’s purpose is to feed the human spirit, and I’m so proud to see the ways our associates are supporting their neighbors impacted by Hurricane Ian,” Stacey Dark, general manager of the Kroger Delivery Groveland Fulfillment Center, said. “We are grateful to work with the Lake County Sheriff’s Department and Lake Support and Emergency Recovery, connecting communities with the food, water and other essential items that provide comfort in these difficult days.”

The food drive is set to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Butler Street Boat Ramp parking lot in Astor.

The county is urging residents to collect food at the event or share information about the food drive with those who may need aid.

Those hoping to help their community can do so through L.A.S.E.R. by donating on their website here or calling the group at (352) 241-2104. The release says L.A.S.E.R. is looking for nonperishable food and monetary donations, though they are not seeking clothes at this time.

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