The Foodbank organized a mass food distribution at Wright State University’s Nutter Center on July 26, attracting 550 needy Greene County households and distributing an estimated 62,000 pounds of food.
Households received fresh produce, proteins, grains and other products. The drive-thru event also offered free wellness services.
Wright State President Sue Edwards, Erhardt Preitauer, president of CareSource, and Willis Blackshear Jr., a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, volunteered to distribute food along with dozens of CareSource employees.
“The Foodbank does an amazing job for our community and I’m happy that Wright State can help in any way we can,” said Edwards.
“It’s great to have folks who can make some real, lasting policy change here on site with us today,” said Lee Lauren Truesdale, chief development officer for The Foodbank.
The Foodbank’s distribution began at 10 a.m. and cars began to line up around 9. Wright State police officers directed traffic into four pickup lanes and helped to avoid any large backups on Raider Road.
More assistance available
The Foodbank Drive Thru Pantry is open to those in need of food assistance on Wednesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. at 56 Armor Place in Dayton. For more information, contact The Foodbank’s emergency line at 937-949-4096 or contact United Way 2-1-1 for support outside of distribution hours.
Wright State students in need of food assistance should contact the Raider Food Pantry at 937-260-0167.