Trotwood, Ohio (CARESOURCE) - A clear, crisp, fall morning and the unveiling of a new truck generously sponsored by CareSource made for a festive food distribution on the site of the former Salem Mall in Trotwood Thursday morning. Over 100 CareSource employees volunteered in the distribution feeding more than 1400 families, including 676 who were new to The Foodbank.
“This beautiful new truck represents a significant investment in the fight against hunger and will play a crucial role in The Foodbank’s operations throughout Montgomery, Greene and Preble counties,” said Dee Yocum, Vice President of Ohio Market Operations for CareSource.
“This new CareSource sponsored truck will be used to both pick up donated food and deliver emergency food assistance directly to residents through our Mass Food Distributions and Mobile Farmer’s Markets as well as deliver food to our network of 115 nonprofit partner agencies,” said Lee Alder-Truesdale, Chief Development Officer at The Foodbank.
Today’s lines once again served as a staggering reminder of the challenges our Dayton community continues to face. The food distributions reflect the unwavering commitment shared by both CareSource and The Foodbank to serve the community, provide nourishment, hope and dignity to those facing difficult times.
“Giving back to our communities is at the heart of the CareSource mission,” added Yocum. “Our team members share in that effort by contributing their time and talent by helping distribute food at these events. They realize volunteering is an important component in solving local communities’ toughest issues. Our team knows that food insecurity impacts all ages. We are thankful for The Foodbank’s commitment to their work.”
As food insecurity remains high in our community, it is reassuring to know that the partnership between CareSource and The Foodbank to provide for those in need is unwavering.
Today’s food distribution was the seventh of eight that CareSource and The Foodbank will host this year. The final food distribution of the year will take place on November 21 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Dixie Twin-Drive In Theater on North Dixie Drive in Dayton.