Helping others

On Aug. 11, over 500 families filed into the Wright State University Nutter Center parking lot. One by one the trunks of their cars were filled with fruits and vegetables that were grown by Ohio farmers.

The Dayton Foodbank provided the produce, Caresource the volunteers and Wright State’s Nutter Center the venue. This was the third consecutive year that Wright State welcomed the Dayton Foodbank’s distribution pick up in Greene County.

“People were lined up at 5:30 this morning,” said Melissa Scarito a Caresource clinical quality specialist and mass distribution volunteer.

“Wright State has been just awesome in helping us to ensure that hungry people get through these lines,” said Cathy Ponitz, vice president of the Caresource Foundation.

The Dayton Foodbank serves as the primary source of food for the hunger relief network in the Miami Valley.

The event distributed 63,605 pounds of fresh produce to 570 families in need.

If you’re a Wright State student in a food crisis, the university’s Friendship Food Pantry can be of assistance.

Wright State celebrates its 50th anniversary as an independent public university in 2017, culminating with a special Homecoming celebration Sept. 29 through Oct. 1.

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