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West Ohio Food Bank Gives Out Free Produce, Bread

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The food bank is giving away more than 8,000 pounds of free produce and bread The food bank is giving away more than 8,000 pounds of free produce and bread
The West Ohio Food Bank works with and receives donations from local grocery stores in the 11 counties they serve The West Ohio Food Bank works with and receives donations from local grocery stores in the 11 counties they serve

The West Ohio Food Bank is working with Health Partners of Western Ohio to provide healthy food options to people in need.

The food bank is giving away more than 8,000 pounds of free produce and bread that the food bank's CEO Linda Hamilton says would have otherwise been thrown out. Hamilton says produce has a short shelf life and can be costly.

In the past they've had to charge for fruits and vegetables but they're continuing to work to provide free options.

She says she hopes this service can help people get the good nutrition they need. "I think many times if you think about food banks or food pantries you're just giving out unhealthy foods and many times those that have to make tough choices about purchasing foods, many of your unhealthiest foods are cheaper, and so here's an excellent opportunity to be able to come out, get healthy foods that you can put on your plate that will not only make you feel better but will be a lot healthier for you," said Linda Hamilton, CEO of the West Ohio Food Bank.

The West Ohio Food Bank works with and receives donations from local grocery stores in the 11 counties they serve

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