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Wednesday, August 28, 2013 12:25 AM

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LIMA — The West Ohio Food Bank and The Market Street Presbyterian Church will have a check presentation at 10 a.m. today. The Market Street Presbyterian Church is donating $2,400 from its Wagner-Jacobs Local Mission fund to the “Freezer Fund” at the West Ohio Food Bank to aid in the complete update of the 30-year-old industrial freezer and refrigeration units. The check will be presented by the Market Street Presbyterian Church Mission Committee members to WOFB CEO Gary Bright at the West Ohio Food Bank at 1380 E. Kibby St., Lima.

This donation falls in line with one of the core values of the church: Nurturing Families – quoting its website. “We are called to invest significant resources in developing high quality ministries with children, youth, student and adult ministries, which helps to strengthen families.”

The church has been serving Lima and the surrounding area for more than 175 years and continues as a significant member of the community. This donation represents the Market Street Presbyterian Church’s commitment to building a better community and stronger families.

Currently, the West Ohio Food Bank has raised about $90,000 toward the goal of $120,000 and has allowed WOFB to begin phase one of this project. This donation of $2,400 is the start of the remaining $30,000 which is required for phase two of this important freezer/refrigeration update.

The freezer has a capacity of 11 semi truck loads of frozen foods while the refrigeration unit is capable of holding about five semi truck loads of perishable products.

Bright says, “We are getting excited about seeing the completion of this important project as the donations have come in. We’re getting so close, we just need a few more donors to come forward and partner with us.”

Donors can contact the food bank by visiting wofb.org or call 419-222-7946.

Bright goes on to say, “Once this project is completed, we will focus on our next major project, which will allow us to replace one of our aging fleet of trucks and potentially add a fifth box truck to our fleet. We need to increase the amount of food coming in to the food bank and right now we are limited by not having enough trucks to pick up and deliver the food.”

The West Ohio Food Bank is seeking sustaining partners who will share in our pursuit of ending hunger together in our region.

 

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