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Nutter Center foodbank drive-thru exceeds expectations

Photo by Kris Sproles

The Dayton Foodbank successfully set up at Wright State University’s Nutter Center on Tuesday morning. According to a WSU news release, traffic in the surrounding area came to a slow during the event.

The foodbank previously asked the public to refrain from lining up before 9 a.m., but there were many cars who chose to do so anyway.

Approximately 1,400 households were served at the event. This doubled amounts in previous years such as 600-800 households, according to the release.

Food distribution has become more prominent in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, causing local food distribution organizations to become busier at this time.

The service was given as planned with no-contact methods. The volunteers wore personal protective wear and loaded the food into trunks and back seats of the vehicles.

The event was held with the assistance of foodbank staff, members of the National Guard as well as the Fairborn and WSU Police Departments.

Marissa Couch

Former News Editor