Veterans Received 800 Bags of Groceries from a Rural Northeast Ohio Community!
Save-A-Lot Grocery Store out of Middlefield, Ohio was ground ZERO for a FOOD DRIVE for the 2017 holiday season. The Middlefield area is home to about 12,000 Amish in Eastern Geauga County, Ohio! That particular community stretches into Trumbull county and comprises the fourth largest Amish Community NATIONWIDE!
Management of that Save-A-Lot chose Veterans’ Outreach as their charity to support after checking out what all we do to help veterans, especially with ongoing food programs! John Ely, our President of Veterans’ Outreach, made the majority of the pickups there so he could thank them firsthand. ” Well, I was taken back when I went up for our first pick up. I saw all of the buggies parked alongside the Sav-A-Lot and said…” Now Here We Have Something Different!”
In all, the generous patrons of the Save a Lot store in Middlefield Ohio purchased and donated 800 bags of holiday groceries for veterans. The bags were distributed throughout northeast Ohio to veterans in surrounding counties through Veterans’ Outreach and like-minded agency partners.
We at Veterans’ Outreach, thank Save a Lot, our Friends, Supporters, all the shoppers that visited the Middlefield Save-A-Lot, and our extended AMISH Family to make this Food DRIVE a TREMENDOUS success for our veterans in need!