September is Feed Ohio Month


Staff report



From left, Allen Willoughby, from Our Father’s Kitchen, Rees Watson, from the Wilmington Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Wilmington Mayor Randy Riley hold a proclamation presented by Riley to Our Father’s Kitchen and the church. Riley named August Feed Ohio month and thanked both organizations for their efforts to combat hunger.


WILMINGTON — Feed Ohio is a month-long intensive collaboration between faith-based groups, houses of worship, community service organizations and businesses — regardless of religious affiliation — to gather non-perishable food to be distributed through local food banks across the state. Feed Ohio encourages individuals and groups to organize food collection events in your local communities.

Locally, Wilmington is having a 2015 Feed Ohio volunteers challenge. The city has declared September Feed Ohio Month, and the Clinton County Commissioners also recently issued a similar proclamation.

Feed Ohio is a 100 percent volunteer effort timed in conjunction with the National Day of Service on Sept.11. Now in its third year, Feed Ohio is a statewide volunteer humanitarian effort to provide food assistance to individuals and families in the state of Ohio that need our help. Your donation serves your community. When you donate to Feed Ohio, your items go directly to your local food bank, lending a hand to the members of your community that need it most.

In 2013 and 2014, Feed Ohio provided donations of tens of thousands of pounds of food as well as tens of thousands of dollars that was dispersed across the state to local food banks and food pantries.

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From left, Allen Willoughby, from Our Father’s Kitchen, Rees Watson, from the Wilmington Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Wilmington Mayor Randy Riley hold a proclamation presented by Riley to Our Father’s Kitchen and the church. Riley named August Feed Ohio month and thanked both organizations for their efforts to combat hunger.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/08/web1_DSC_0027-1-.jpgFrom left, Allen Willoughby, from Our Father’s Kitchen, Rees Watson, from the Wilmington Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Wilmington Mayor Randy Riley hold a proclamation presented by Riley to Our Father’s Kitchen and the church. Riley named August Feed Ohio month and thanked both organizations for their efforts to combat hunger.

Staff report