League of Women Voters to consider 'Hunger in our Midst'

Hunger issues have risen in the city of Cleveland as well as its suburbs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Details on how two suburbs, Westlake and North Olmsted, are addressing this challenge will be discussed at a meeting of the Westlake-North Olmsted chapter of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland on Monday, Feb. 22. The meeting will take place on Zoom. Non-members who are interested in attending (by computer or by phone) can request admission by calling the chapter’s voicemail to leave an e-mail address. The voicemail number is 216-264-6496.

The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. and the speakers’ presentations will begin at 8 p.m. 

Speakers Lydia Gadd, Director of Community Services for the City of Westlake, and Christine Allegra, Administrator of the Division of Youth & Family Services for the City of North Olmsted, will describe changes in the requests for free food and how the cities pull together varied resources to supply food on an ongoing basis. 

Through its 100-year history, the League has sustained an interest in ensuring that individuals and families have services provided by federal, state and local government to meet basic needs for food, shelter and access to health care. 

The League of Women Voters encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.  Membership is open to men and women ages 16 and above.

JANICE PATTERSON

Chair, Westlake/North Olmsted Chapter, League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland

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Volume 13, Issue 4, Posted 11:06 AM, 02.16.2021