Groupon to Host Fundraiser for The Foodbank

The Foodbank and Groupon Grassroots (, the philanthropic arm of Groupon, is launching a local campaign to provide nutritious meals to hungry families in the Miami Valley.

The Foodbank Groupon Grassroots campaign will be available on the Dayton Groupon Grassroots page beginning on Thursday, May 15th and running through Thursday, May 22nd. Utilizing Groupon Grassroots’ collective action model, Groupon subscribers can pledge support for The Foodbank Groupon Grassroots campaign initiative in increments of $10 with each $10 donation providing 40 meals.

Every dollar donated to The Foodbank translates in to 4 meals. The Foodbank is committed to relieving hunger through the acquisition and distribution of food to hungry people throughout the Miami Valley.

“We’re excited to leverage the collective action model of Groupon Grassroots to raise support to provide food to those in need,” said Michelle Riley, CEO of The Foodbank. “We look forward to creating new awareness for The Foodbank as one of the local organizations in Dayton to be featured on Groupon Grassroots.”

One hundred percent of the Groupon Grassroots campaign proceeds will be used to provide support to furthering the mission of The Foodbank.

Dayton Power and Light Partners with The Foodbank for Energy Savings


Dayton Power and Light (DP&L) is partnering with The Foodbank and other area food pantries to distribute 160,000 energy efficient light bulbs to help families reduce their energy costs.


Families served will receive free ENERGY STAR certified Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs from DP&L, kicking off on Earth Day. The free CFLs will help families save on their energy costs, allowing them to make other needed purchases.

CFLs use about 75 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs and can save $30 or more in electricity costs over the lifetime of the bulb.  The average home has 40 light bulb sockets.  When incandescent bulbs are replaced with energy efficient CFLs, families may receive up to $1,200 in savings.

“Using CFLs can mean significant energy savings for our customers and DP&L is proud to partner with The Foodbank and local food pantries to help those who need a hand,” said DP&L President and CEO, Derek A. Porter.

 The CFL giveaway is another way DP&L contributes to the community through local food pantries for residents of the Miami Valley. Each year, DP&L and DPL employees also donate to food drives and pantries throughout our 24-county service area and volunteer their time to these organizations. The Foodbank, located at 56 Armor Place in Dayton, will be hosting the kickoff CFL distribution today.

 “DP&L offers generous support in our community, especially to those individuals most in need,” says Michelle Riley, CEO of The Foodbank. “They are Hunger Heroes. The CFL giveaway is just one more example of their local contributions. Household items are very popular among the families served by our member agencies. To be able to provide these necessities, especially energy-efficient light bulbs, makes a real difference.”

Beginning April 22, DP&L will also be distributing CFLs at Shared Harvest Food Bank,

5901 Dixie Highway in Fairfield and at Second Harvest Food Bank, 701 E. Columbia Avenue in Springfield.

 The CFL distribution is part of DP&L’s Residential Energy Efficiency Programs that provide discounted energy efficient light bulbs to customers at participating local retailers.  The bulbs help people reduce energy use, save money and protect the environment all year long – not just on Earth Day.

For more information about where to buy discounted CFL light bulbs and more energy savings opportunities, visit


02-28-2014 Open House

Open HouseFriday, 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

 Couldn’t attend? Donate online!

Dayton Foodbank Receives New Trucks from the 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

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

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 The Foodbank is a United Way Partner Agency and a member of Feeding America.