The Foodbank, Inc., The Dayton Foundation, and UnitedHealthcare to Unveil New Food Distribution Truck
Dayton, OH – (February 3, 2020): On Wednesday, February 5th members of the press are invited to attend the formal unveiling of a new Foodbank truck, followed by a mobile farmer’s market open to anyone in need.
Sponsored by The Dayton Foundation and UnitedHealthcare, the new truck will aid The Foodbank in distributing fresh, healthy foods across 27 different sites in Montgomery, Greene, and Preble counties. After a formal ribbon cutting ceremony, the event will open up to the community for a heart healthy food distribution with the American Heart Association.
The new truck is part of a $500,000 grant UnitedHealthcare gave last year to the Ohio Association of Foodbanks. Through this grant, food banks throughout Ohio now have new refrigeration units or new trucks to deliver the public increased access to fresh food.
“The Dayton Foundation is proud to support The Foodbank’s efforts to feed the hungry in Greater Dayton and keep edible food out of the landfill through food rescue and local farm fresh produce gleaning,” said Michael M. Parks, president of The Dayton Foundation.
When: Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Formal Unveiling 9:15 a.m.
Mobile Farmer’s Market 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Where: Memorial United Church of Christ
2338 E 5th St.
Dayton, OH 45403
Interviews Available: Lee Lauren Truesdale, The Foodbank, Inc., Chief Development Officer
Joree Novotny, Ohio Association of Food Banks, Director of External Affairs
Michael Roaldi, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Ohio, CEO
Photos Available: Truck unveiling and ribbon cutting