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Summer Slam Raffle
When: Saturday, August 2nd, 2014Where: 1380 East Kibby Street, Lima, Ohio Why: Current capital needs in excess of $500,000.00
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Safeway Packaging Partners with West Ohio Food Bank
The West Ohio Food Bank and Safeway Packaging are pleased to announce a new partnership.
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Welcome to the
West Ohio Food Bank
The West Ohio Food Bank mission is to create a hunger free West Central Ohio by soliciting and providing food and grocery products to approved distribution agencies; increasing public awareness of domestic hunger and advocating for public policies that eliminate this problem.
We are not a pantry, soup kitchen or shelter. We are in fact the charity that provides food to more than 170 food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters throughout 11 counties in Western Ohio. We purchase food and collect donated items, which we store in our 35,000 square foot facility. Most "pantries" do not have the space to store a truckload of fresh, frozen or perishable food.
As an affiliate of Feeding America, the largest hunger relief organization in the nation, we receive offers for truckloads of donated product, which we store and distribute according to the need and desire from each member charity.
With a freezer capacity of 5,000 square feet (able to hold 11 truckloads) and a refrigerated capacity of 2,500 square feet (able to hold 4 to 5 truckloads), we can accept larger donations. Our ability to accept frozen and refrigerated products allows us to offer a better variety of nutritious foods to the pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in our service area.
Are you interested in making a food or financial donation and it is after business hours? If so, please call Brian Van Meter at 419-296-5563. He will be able to assist you with your donation.
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