It was Christmas in July today at some Auglaize county grocery stores.
A big food drive to benefit United Way was underway today at several locations, including Community Market in Wapakoneta.
Even Santa was there to let people know the need to help local food pantries is just as great in the summer as it is in the winter.
United Way of Auglaize county executive director Randy Fisher says the food gathered today helps several organizations.
Fisher believes the demand for food is greater now because many school aged children who rely on school lunches aren't benefiting from that during the summer.