The Food Pantry Network serving Licking County lost more than $10,000 worth of refrigerated and frozen food when the June 29 storms caused statewide damage and power outages.
Food pantry workers on Monday unloaded truckloads of frozen lunch meat picked up at Grove City’s Mid-Ohio Food Bank, which had a surplus.
Chuck Moore, the executive director of the Food Pantry Network, said that the frozen food feeds 8,000 people who rely on pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and after-school programs, ONN’s Denise Alex reported.
"To know that there are hungry people out there who could put it to good use, the concern that we ran across though is even if we could get it in their hands, they didn't have the ability to keep it frozen or even refrigerated," said Moore.
The Food Pantry Network planned on making another trip to Columbus on Wednesday to pick up more frozen food.
It hopes to distribute it in the next week.
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