CINCINNATI (AP) — An annual race of little rubber ducks down the Ohio River provides a big boost for an effort to feed hungry families in the Cincinnati region.
The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://bit.ly/15wnlg5 ) reports up to three million meals could be provided as a result of this Sunday's race. That would require sales of 200,000 ducks, which cost $5 each. People can get six ducks for $25, which the Freestore Foodbank says pays for 100 pounds of food at a time of rising demand.
Eighteen previous "rubber duck regattas" raised more than $7 million for food banks in southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeast Indiana.
Duck buyers compete for prizes including a new car, $100 a week for a year, and $500 cash. The race is part of Labor Day celebrations.