Blanchester council to lend helping hand

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Blanchester is not unlike the rest of the world during the COVID-19 pandemic — local families are still struggling to make ends meet and feed their families as folks returning to work is still in question.

The Blanchester Village Council, in conjunction with the Blanchester Food Pantry, has organized a way for those willing to help can do so right here in Clinton County.

By gathering a box you may have around the house, simply fill it with $10 worth of non-perishable and/or personal items and drop it off at the Blanchester Food Pantry — which is housed in the Blanchester Municipal Building — at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 23.

“Our families need help quickly that our state and federal leaders are not giving them,” said Blanchester Vice Mayor Reilly Hopkins. “Due to how fast COVID-19 came upon us, no one had time to prepare, and this has hit families very hard.”

This drive is in answer to these local needs and illustrates council’s commitment to the community and recognizing that we truly are “All in This Together.”

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