Hundreds of families come to Wright State for mass food distribution by The Foodbank

The Foodbank organized a mass food distribution in the Wright State University Nutter Center parking lot on Oct. 19, attracting hundreds of needy households and distributing thousands of pounds of food.

About 120 volunteers from CareSource and Wright State distributed fresh produce, proteins, grains and pumpkins. Premier Health also offered free biometric readings and health services during the drive-thru event.

“Wright State is all about giving,” said Jim Click, custodial services manager who volunteered at distribution. “We were able to help a lot of families that have come through here.”

The Foodbank distribution began at 10 a.m. with 375 families being served within about an hour.

“Partnering with CareSource today is a great opportunity for us to show what we do at Wright State,” said Click.

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 937-461-0265 or contact United Way 2-1-1 for support outside of distribution hours.

Wright State students in need of emergency assistance should contact the Raider Food Pantry at 937-260-0167.

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