LCSC- How They Are Bettering The Community

Mallory Zavatchen, Food and Restaurants Reporter

Lakewood, among other communities, has people who do not have a home or are struggling financially. Lakewood Community Service Center is an organization that helps people in need that live in Lakewood, Rocky River, and Westlake. These several services include home delivery, senior delivery, community meals, and a farmer’s market.  

Due to COVID-19, LCSC decided to go 100% home delivery for the health of their clients. They are on the road from Monday through Friday delivering fresh produce, eggs, cheese, protein, and shelf-stable products to over 1,000 households in Lakewood, Rocky River, and Westlake. The team makes deliveries twice a month to every registered household.

 LCSC is a greatly supported organization with many shops and restaurants in Lakewood giving donations. They include Blackbird Baking Company, Breadsmith, Heinen’s, Marc’s, and Giant Eagle. Volunteers from the Hunger Network’s Food Rescue bring donated fresh produce from Giant Eagle and the Sanson Company to add to their deliveries.

Lakewood Community Center also provides senior deliveries. LCSC has been making once-a moth deliveries to seniors who have been living in subsidized buildings for 11 years.  Due to the pandemic, they had to result in a drop-off type of system in lobbies rather than door visits. In May of 2022 Lakewood Highs H2O (to help others) are able to start up door-to-door deliveries again.

Along with many unique services and opportunities LCSC brings, one of them is community meals. Hosted at local churches in Lakewood and Saint Edward High school, LCSC has a grab-and-go system, this helps keep everyone distanced to help secure health.