Help Governor John R. Kasich, Ohio First Lady Karen W. Kasich, and many faith and community groups provide food to help families in need!
The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints
For Immediate Release
Date: August 22st, 2014
For further information: Melanie Cross
Public Affairs Representative
Home Phone: (937) 429-0261
Cell Phone: (661) 350-8529
Governor and Mrs. Kasich Support 2nd Annual Statewide Feed Ohio Event
Gov. and Mrs. Kasich are and have been great supporters of the effort to alleviate hunger in Ohio. As a part of this effort, Governor Kasich has issued a proclamation to raise the awareness of the citizens of Ohio regarding the fight against hunger and the essential role volunteerism plays to help those who sometimes don't know from where their next meal is coming. By so doing, he has designated August 23 - September 13, 2014 as the Ohio Volunteer Challenge: Feed Ohio 2014 and has encouraged all citizens of Ohio to participate in its observance. The dates chosen emphasize September 11, A National Day of Service and Remembrance.
Many local faith groups are involved to support those who need a helping hand. Providing needed food is part of that effort. In the Greater Dayton area, several local food pantries, including BOGG Ministries located at 9095 Washington Church Rd., Miamisburg, OH 45342, Feeding Friends Food Pantry,5280 Bigger Rd., Kettering OH 45440, Xenia Area Fish Food Pantry, 541 Ledbetter Rd, Ste E, Xenia, Ohio 45385, Jamestown Ministerial Food Pantry, Jamestown, Ohio, 'Feed the Creek' Beavercreek, Ohio, Kroger Grocery stores located throughout the Greater Dayton area and several other local business have partnered with the Governor in support of this tremendous opportunity.
President Rick Valencia, president of the Dayton Ohio Stake, for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Say Saints, commented, For the second consecutive year The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is excited to partner again with many faith based organizations across the Miami Valley to provide some relief to fellow Ohioan's without enough food for themselves and their families. We are pleased with the relationships we have enjoyed and happiness gained by serving others in our local communities throughout the Dayton area.
All donations received will remain local. For the duration of the campaign, volunteers from faith and community groups will be dropping off information door-to-door in neighborhoods throughout Ohio. Volunteers will encourage their neighbors to make a donation of shelf-stable food products and personal care items that will be collected by a volunteer or delivered to designated drop-off points within their respective communities. Donations raised through the Feed Ohio campaign will benefit the food banks and food pantries of the community where they are collected. To learn more about getting involved, visit www.feedohio.org.
Help Governor John R. Kasich, Ohio First Lady Karen W. Kasich, and many faith and community groups provide food to help families in need! ###