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Local Greater Cincinnati Food Banks Need Your “Love”

filed under: Informational posted on December 9th, 2015

Google Food Banks in Greater Cincinnati and page upon page of results pop up on your screen and desperately need your “love’ to meet the holiday demand.
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The stagnant economy has left a rising number of families needing assistance.  Anybody shopping for groceries can’t miss the ever increasing prices for milk, eggs, bread and other foods and according the latest numbers, kids and families in the suburbs are experiencing the same issues traditionally found in inner city areas.  Articles in City Beat, information posted on county websites  and articles about “food insecurity” in America.  The depth of the problem silently impacts many of our neighbors who are struggling to feed themselves and their families.

Local food pantries are scrambling to keep up with demand and need donations of non perishable food, money and/or volunteer time.  Most of the pantries are looking for:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Canned goods- vegies, fruits, meats/ poultry and fish
  • Personal hygiene items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste…)
  • Recycled plastic grocery bags used to redistribute stuff.

Other places looking for a helping hand include local schools and community/religious groups who are tapping into different segments of the population to supplement government programs – keeping school age kids from going hungry on the weekends and helping families with immediate health and financial needs.

Due to the economy, businesses contribution of goods and supplies (like plastic grocery bags) has been reduced while the number of people needing help keeps going up- so your local food bank or pantry needs your help now.  No donation of food, money or time is too small.  Many of the people living around you may be in need and by supporting the community based services- you keep your neighbors and neighborhoods strong – and you never know when you might need a helping hand.

Resources:  Fairfield Food PantryShared Harvest Foodbank Freestore FoodbankButler County, Clermont County, Hamilton County, Warren County  Also check with local churches, synagogues, temples and mosques-many operate community programs to help area residents.

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