Montgomery County, The Foodbank Inc. Unveil New Food Distribution Truck

DAYTON, Ohio (April 10, 2019) – On April 10, Montgomery County and The Foodbank, Inc. unveiled a new refrigerated box truck at the Wesley Community Center. The truck was granted by Montgomery County to The Foodbank, Inc., and represents an investment of more than $170,000 over the next three years to help bring food directly to those who need it most and who cannot afford it.
“The generous gift of this new truck will help The Foodbank increase distribution of food to Montgomery County communities faced with food insecurity, bringing food to where people need it most,” said Michelle Riley, CEO of The Foodbank, Inc. “We are grateful to have generous partners like Montgomery County, who are committed to tackling the challenges facing our community and improving the lives of the people we serve.”
The Foodbank provides a Mobile Farmer’s Market, traveling throughout its service area to provide free produce and other nutritious foods to neighbors in need. This new truck will help enhance and expand that valuable service.
“This new truck is part of our continued investment in people, providing services that combat poverty and improve the lives of our most disadvantaged citizens,” Montgomery County Commissioner Judy Dodge said. “While we have made progress on addressing food insecurity and improving access to healthy food in our community, there remains much work to be done. One out of six people in our community, many of them children, don’t know where their next meal is coming from.”
Throughout the county, 93,210 people struggle with hunger. Many have to make choices on whether they will be able to pay their household bills or put food on the table for their families.
To learn more about what Montgomery County is doing to combat food insecurity and improve access to healthy food, visit: https://www.mcohio.org/residents/mc_food_policy/
To learn more about the services provided by The Foodbank, Inc. visit https://thefoodbankdayton.org/

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