On Saturday, Sept. 24, youth members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints stood outside the doors of both Community Market and Save-A-Lot in Greenfield collecting food and donations for their local food pantry.
The effort was enacted due to the local church’s statewide participation in the Feed Ohio program, a statewide volunteer humanitarian effort organized by Ohio faith-based and community service organizations timed in conjunction with the National Day of Service on Sept. 11.
Volunteer involvement in Feed Ohio is open to all persons, houses of worship, organizations, and businesses regardless of religious affiliation. Food donations to Feed Ohio are distributed to the local food bank serving the area where the donations are received.
Feed Ohio’s sole mission is to benefit individuals and families in need throughout the state. The group collected more than $191 in monetary donations and about 76 bags of food donations in just under three hours, thanks to the patrons of the local groceries. The generosity of those who gave is greatly appreciated as their donation will help needy families here in the community.
For more information on or to get involved in the Feed Ohio program visit www.feedohio.org.
Submitted by Eric Borsini.