West Ohio Food Bank holds resource fair and food distribution Tuesday morning

A distribution event sent Lima residents home with more than just food.

West Ohio Food Bank holds resource fair and food distribution Tuesday morning

The West Ohio Food Bank held a resource fair and distribution event on Tuesday, bringing in a handful of organizations to share information on services offered here in Lima.

West Ohio Food Bank holds resource fair and food distribution Tuesday morning

Residents were able to stay in their cars as members loaded up cars with food enough to feed a family for one month. The cars continued along the route around the food bank to meet a variety of booths, where informational booklets were handed out on resources and organizations available to local residents.

"Many people in the community do not know a lot of these organizations exist, so we wanted to bring them all together where there is a common ground of people coming through for food distribution," explained Tommie Harner, CEO of the West Ohio Food Bank. "It's a great opportunity for organizations to give resources to individuals who may need them. There is a variety of resources such a mental health, addiction... you name it, we got it."

A COVID-19 vaccine clinic was also held, hosted by Health Partners of Western Ohio. 200 total doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson were available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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