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Veterans Food Drive underway

Did you know? More than 140,000 veterans go hungry in Ohio each year. This number doesn’t include spouses and children. You can help alleviate hunger among veteran populations by donating to our food bank during our annual fall food drive.

The Veterans Food Drive is a volunteer effort to gather canned and non-perishable items to fill the
Veterans Food Bank which provides food/hygiene items/clothes and more to veterans who are struggling to provide for themselves and their families during periods of unemployment or career transition. This year’s drive ends on Nov. 30.

700 pounds of food collected translates into roughly 583 meals. Conversely, raising and donating $700 translates to 2100 meals. That’s because the Veterans Food Bank is a Mid-Ohio FoodBank partner and can secure large amounts of produce below retail cost.

Acceptable items include canned and boxed items, as well as any other shelf-stable products.  We are in need of hygiene items such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste, deodorant, tooth brushes, razors, shaving cream etc.

We have several community partners collecting food for us through local food drives. Drop off locations are:

Columbus

Chillicothe

Note: Locations being added daily.

 

 

 

 

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