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Feed Lucas County Children needs donations, faces closure

(Source: FLCC website) (Source: FLCC website)
LUCAS COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

After 11 years of serving the county, Feed Lucas County Children was ready for the fact they needed to expand. What they weren't prepared for was the news that they needed to find a new building altogether.

Since 2006, the organization has called the Macomber Building home, but that building was purchased by the Cherry Street Mission earlier this year, and Feed Lucas County Children (FLCC) was told they have to find a new home by next May.

The move could cost anywhere from $800,000-1.3 million. That's money that just isn't in their already-tight budget.

"I don't want to think about the worst-case scenario. I mean, we need this kitchen. I guess worst-case scenario is there's going to be thousands of kids go without food here," said Tony Siebeneck, founder and executive director of FLCC. "I don't want to be the one that has to tell all these people no on food coming up."

Siebeneck says he's poured his heart and soul into the organization that has served 1.5 million meals already this year. That's why he's making his first major plea to the public for help.

"It's a crisis that can be prevented," he said. "It's for feeding children…This is only a one-time deal. As soon as we get this kitchen put together, then it's like, ‘Thank you for your help and support,' and ‘We got it from here.'"

For information on how to donate, visit the FLCC website or call 419-720-1106.

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