Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers Partners with Hunger Network for Weekly Food Donation

Melanie Blasko, Pres. & CEO
Phone: 440.255.0678
Fax: 440.255.6348
Alternate: John Keller, Chief Development Officer
Phone: 440.205.2671


Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers Partners with Hunger Network for Weekly Food Donation

Mentor, OH. February 7, 2022: Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, Inc., an area leader in the treatment of substance use disorders since 1971, is thrilled to announce a partnership with Hunger Network.
Hunger Network Food Rescue’s mission is to prevent perfectly viable food from entering the waste stream. Hunger Network works to eliminate hunger and promote a healthy environment by rescuing surplus food and redirecting it to organizations, such as Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, that serve individuals and families who are experiencing food insecurity.

Hunger Network will be working closely with the new Trader Joe’s in Mentor who will be donating fresh produce, entrees (salads, sandwiches, soups, etc.), bakery, meat, seafood, dairy and eggs through the Neighborhood Shares Program.

“We’re happy to support Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers,” says Julie M. Johnson, Hunger Network’s CEO. Hunger Network has been working to end hunger and build healthier communities for over 25 years. Our new partnership with Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers serves multiple purposes – decreasing food waste in Lake County, increasing community engagement on important issues such as food insecurity and the like to substance use disorders, and providing food to members of our communities who are facing food insecurity.”

The donations that Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers will receive consist of good quality, fresh products. By redirecting this food to Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, Hunger Network ensures that it does not go to waste, contributing to overall reductions of carbon in the atmosphere. Additionally, it’s helping people in need right here in our community. You can learn more about the Hunger Network by visiting

“For over 50 years, Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers has helped thousands of Lake and Geauga County residents conquer their addiction and turn their lives around. Our clients work with a dietitian who helps them to prepare healthy meals. We are so appreciative of this partnership with the Hunger Network who will be providing weekly healthy, nutritious food to our clients,” said Melanie Blasko, President and CEO of Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers.

Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers’ mission is “to promote lifelong recovery from addiction through education, prevention, and treatment regardless of ability to pay.” Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers has continued to offer the most effective alcohol and drug residential treatment in Lake and Geauga counties ensuring no one is turned away even during a worldwide pandemic.

We know during these stressful and uncertain times that those struggling with addiction continue to need care. We are here for you and ready to help. For more information about our programs and services, or for general information, you can reach us at 440-255-0678 or

Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers is a private, nonprofit agency providing continuous service to the community since 1971. Services at Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers are made possible due to the generous support of the Lake County ADAMHS Board, the Geauga Board of MHRS, and United Way of Lake & Geauga Counties.

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