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Dayton Foodbank to set up at Wright State Nutter Center

Nutter Center | Photograph: Soham Parikh | The Wright State Guardian

Mass amounts of food will be available at Wright State University’s Nutter Center from The Dayton Foodbank on April 21.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Families are welcome to start lining up at 9 a.m. The Foodbank ensures that any vehicle in line by noon will be served, with a limit of two households per vehicle.

No-contact service will be given by staff and members of the National Guard. Any workers will be required to wear masks and gloves.

According to The Dayton Foodbank webpage, there are 120,040 people struggling with food insecurity and 16.3 percent of them are children.

At this time, where schools are closed and hundreds of thousands of Ohioans are out of work, these numbers have amplified.

The Foodbank has a history of partnering with WSU for a yearly distribution event in the summer, according to a WSU press release.

Additionally, The Dayton Foodbank will hold drive-thru hours at 56 Armor Place in Dayton on April 20 and 22 between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

According to the press release, more than 22 million people nationally have filed for unemployment aid in the last month. Statewide, the number of initial jobless claims filed during the period is 855,197.

Marissa Couch

Former News Editor