Dayton Foodbank Receives New Trucks from Walmart Foundation

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.

Dayton Foodbank and Walmart Truck Donation Event, Sept 27th, 2013The 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.

Walgreens Supports Miami Valley at Dayton Foodbank

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.

Walgreens Managers Volunteer at Dayton Foodbank Sept 19, Photo 1The 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.

Ohio’s First Lady Kasich Visits Dayton Foodbank

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.

First Lady Kasich Visits Dayton Foodbank 9-10-2013

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.

Woodforest Charitable Foundation and Ohio Managers Show Support for The Foodbank

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.

The Foodbank team is grateful for the support from our friends at Woodforest Charitable Foundation and Woodforest National Bank. Thank you for helping us fight hunger! Woodforest Charitable Donation 9-3-2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:

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.

Foodbank Scores $50,000 for New Cooler/Freezer

Kroger and Kraft Foods Team Up to End Hunger in Dayton Area

Dayton, February 28, 2012 — As part of their continued effort to help bring an end to hunger in the Dayton community, Kroger’s Cincinnati/Dayton Division in a partnership with Kraft Foods will present $50,000.00 to The Foodbank on Wednesday, February 29. These represent this area’s proceeds from Kraft Foods’ Huddle to Fight Hunger program.

“We are extremely excited by this donation from Kroger and Kraft Foods,” stated Michelle Riley, CEO of The Foodbank. “It’s wonderful to have community partners who understand our cause and go out of their way to support The Foodbank’s mission to provide nutritious food to people in need. These funds will allow us to double our cooler and freezer capacity in order to provide more fresh fruits and vegetables and perishable foods for families. We are very thankful for this generous donation.”

Huddle to Fight Hunger was a social media driven and in-store promotion in which Kraft, along with its brands, encouraged customers to generate meal donations during the football season for the nation’s network of Feeding America foodbanks.

“Kroger and Kroger banner stores across the country continue to focus on hunger relief for the communities where we live and operate,” said Sukanya Madlinger, President of the Cincinnati/Dayton Marketing Division. “And our commitment has not wavered in the face of this on-going battle. Getting more fresh foods into the hunger relief system is of paramount importance and these funds will be used to enable The Foodbank to take in more perishable donations. Thanks to this program, more of our neighbors and their families will sit down to a fresh and healthy meal.”

Photo Opportunity
Wednesday, February 29th at 3:30 p.m.
The Foodbank
427 Washington Street
Dayton, OH 45402

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.