Zagara's hosts Harvest for Hunger fundraiser beginning March 9

In the spirit of combating hunger, Heights residents are invited to enjoy six days of delicious fundraising at Zagara’s Marketplace this March, to benefit the Harvest for Hunger and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.

Beginning March 9 and 10, and continuing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for two subsequent weeks, three local specialty food purveyors will donate items to benefit the food bank. All items are generously donated by Joanne Lynch of Euclid Beach Popcorn, Bill Mitchell of Mitchell’s Fine Chocolates, and John Emerman of Stone Oven, and most can be purchased for $2.

The fundraising festivities will commence on Monday and Tuesday, March 9 and 10, noon to 7 p.m., with Euclid Beach Popcorn. Remember the sights, sounds and tastes of Euclid Beach Park with a bag containing those luscious taffy kisses and a popcorn ball (popped popcorn 50 cents).

On March 16 and 17, noon to 7 p.m., Cleveland Heights’s own legendary chocolatier, Mitchell’s Fine Chocolates, will offer a sumptuous sampler of classic handcrafted chocolates, including caramel, orange peel, and covered pretzels, just in time for Passover and Easter giving and as holiday dinner and party favors. Mitchell’s celebrated is 75th anniversary last October.

The fundraising event culminates on March 23 and 24, noon to 7 p.m., when Stone Oven will offer freshly baked, hand-piped floral butter cookies, brownies, and signature Russian tea biscuits.

As an added incentive to Harvest for Hunger’s fundraising efforts, John Zagara, owner of Zagara’s Marketplace, has generously offered to match the first $500 raised.

For more information, visit Zagara’s Marketplace (216-321-7917) is located at 1940 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights.

Janie Ratner

Janie Ratner is a former Cleveland Heights school teacher with a passion for the food bank. As a former resident, her heart remains in Cleveland Heights.

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