Foodbank accepting water donations and volunteers for local tornado relief

Foodbank accepting water donations and volunteers for local tornado relief efforts

Dayton, OH, (5/28/2019): Last night, tornadoes ran through many parts of the Miami Valley, affecting thousands of people through tornado damage, flood damage, and power outages.

Our thoughts go out to all those impacted by the tornadoes, many of them displaced and in emergency shelters.

We are working closely with first responders, Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency, Dayton Area Red Cross, and Wright Patt Credit Union to help minimize the effects of the tornadoes and address the needs that have been created.

There are two ways the community can help right now:

1.Donate Bottled Water – The Foodbank is accepting bottled water throughout 5/28 through 5/30 (Tuesday – Thursday) from 7:30 am until 4 pm in the warehouse located at 56 Armor Place, Dayton, OH 45417.

2.Volunteer at The Foodbank – If you are looking to volunteer, please stay out of the areas affected because of safety concerns. You can volunteer at The Foodbank throughout 5/28 through 5/30 (Tuesday – Thursday) from 7:30 am until 4 pm to help sort food. Volunteers do not need to call ahead to be able to help at The Foodbank’s warehouse today. The address to volunteer is 56 Armor Place, Dayton, OH 45417.

We will continue to provide you with updates as new information becomes available. Monitor our website at thefoodbankdayton.org, as well as our Facebook and Twitter feeds for the latest information.

Visit our website athttp://www.thefoodbankdayton.org/learn/disasterrelief/for any updated information.

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The Foodbank relieves hunger in the community through a network of partner agencies by acquiring and distributing food. Food and related supplies are distributed to a network of pantries, community kitchens, shelters and other charitable programs, all of which support the health and development of food insecure individuals in the Miami Valley. Through our over 100 member agencies, The Foodbank distributed nearly 13 million pounds of food last year. There are 116,720 food insecure individuals in our area, 33,770 of which are children.

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