Friday, February 28th, The Foodbank celebrated their new location with an Open House. Almost 200 people attended and 749 pounds of non-perishable food was donated; that’s almost 600 meals! Thank you to everyone who attended and took a tour.
Kroger donated 211,680 meals to help fill our warehouse. K99.1 FM held a live radio spot from 12pm to 2pm during the open house, which was sponsored by DP&L Energy.
If you weren’t able to make it, but would like a tour, contact Lora Davenport at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Couldn’t attend? Donate online!
Stamp Out Hunger is May 10, 2014!
Members of the National Association of Letter Carriers will be accepting non-perishable food donations during mail delivery on Saturday, May 10.
To participate in Stamp Out Hunger, simply place a bag of non-perishable food near your mailbox on May 10. Your letter carrier will deliver your donation to The Foodbank where it will be distributed to hungry families in our area.
Dayton, September 27, 2013 – Representatives from Walmart presented Michelle Riley, The Foodbank’s CEO, with keys to two new refrigerated trucks. Thanks to Walmart’s generosity and community giving programs, The Foodbank can increase mobile pantries and pick up more items.
The first truck, made possible through a $75,000 grant from Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Council, will be used to make fresh food and produce more accessible to individuals and families in the Miami Valley via both retail pickups at Walmart and Sam’s Club locations and mobile farmers markets.
The second truck, provided by a grant through Feeding America by the Walmart Foundation, is valued at $104,494.00 and will be used to pick up food donations at local Walmarts and Sam’s Clubs in Montgomery, Greene, and Preble Counties.
“The Walmart Foundation seeks to support the organizations committed to making a difference in the communities we serve by helping individuals and families in need,” said Erik Hingst, Director of Walmart Public Affairs & Government Relations. “Supporting organizations that work every day to help others live better is our mission so we are pleased to help The Foodbank to bring more fresh produce and healthy food to more people who struggle with access.”
These trucks will facilitate The Foodbank’s efforts to both procure and distribute fresh fruits and vegetables to food-insecure individuals in the Miami Valley. The Foodbank team would like to thank Mr. Hingst, Mr. Farrier, Mr. Ellison, and Walmart for their support in our fight against hunger.
Dayton, September 19, 2013 – In a strong show of support for the Miami Valley community, Walgreens contributed both food and volunteer-power to The Foodbank. Having donated food items collected at over 3 dozen stores in the Miami Valley, Walgreens management personnel also helped sort donated food and prepared dietetic boxes for diabetic food-insecure individuals.
The Foodbank Team would like to thank Walgreens for their efforts to relieve hunger in the Miami Valley. Support like yours benefits hungry neighbors in our area and strengthens ties within our community.
Dayton, September 10, 2013 – Ohio’s First Lady Kasich visited The Foodbank today along with representatives of Feed Ohio, a statewide food and funds drive in support of Ohio foodbanks. A strong supporter of hunger relief efforts, First Lady Kasich has worked extensively with the Governor’s Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives on behalf of the hungry. After speaking to a group of local students and receiving a tour of The Foodbank, First Lady Kasich helped pack backpacks for food insecure children in Montgomery, Greene, and Preble counties.
The Foodbank Team would like to thank First Lady Kasich, the Governor’s Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives, and the Feed Ohio campaign offered by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for their support. Your community service efforts and programs are a boon to the less fortunate in our state, and we are once again very grateful.
- The Foodbank Team
What is Feed Ohio? Ohio’s First Lady Karen W. Kasich will join the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and faith-based and community groups throughout Ohio to lead Feed Ohio, a statewide food and funds drive to support Ohio foodbanks. The campaign commences August 24th and continues through September 11, a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Donations raised through the Feed Ohio campaign will benefit the Ohio Association of Foodbanks and their 12 member regional food banks that provide emergency food items to needy Ohioans in all 88 counties.
Dayton, April 24, 2013 – Once again demonstrating their commitment to helping the community, Woodforest Charitable Foundation and Ohio Managers donated $3,025 to The Foodbank for the Good-to-Go Backpack Program, which provides nutritious kid friendly food to food-insecure schoolchildren over the weekend when they might otherwise go hungry.
Woodforest Charitable Foundation:
The Woodforest Charitable Foundation was created by Woodforest National Bank in 2005 as a direct result of its desire to support and invest in the communities in which it serves. The Foundation is committed to assisting those in need, enriching lives and communities through dedicated leadership and faithful administration by providing funding to qualifying 501(c)(3) charities. For additional information regarding the Woodforest Charitable Foundation, call (832) 375-CARE (2273) or visit the foundation’s website at www.woodforestcharitablefoundation.org.
Woodforest National Bank:
Celebrating 32 years of service and ranked among the top earning banks in the United States, the Woodforest family of banks currently has assets of approximately $3.7 billion and services more than 837,000 customers with branches in excess of 760 throughout seventeen states: Texas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. For information about Woodforest National Bank, please call 832-375-2000 or visit the bank’s website at www.woodforest.com.
The Foodbank serves charitable food agencies, pantries, community kitchens, shelters and, Kids Cafés in Montgomery, Greene, and Preble counties. Working out of its 24,000 square foot warehouse at 427 Washington Street, The Foodbank is the collection point of more than 5 million pounds of food annually, which is then distributed to our members. Forty percent (40%) of the food feeds children at-risk of hunger. To learn more about The Foodbank, Inc., please visit www.thefoodbankdayton.org. The Foodbank is a United Way Partner Agency and a member of Feeding America.