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Dayton Foodbank serves more than 200 at events held in response to Food for Less fire

Dayton Foodbank serves more than 200 at events held in response to Food for Less fire (WKEF/WRGT)

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - The Dayton Foodbank served 200 people combined at two food distribution events Monday. The events, which took place at Greater St. John Mobile Farmer's Market and Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, were held in response to the Food for Less fire that destroyed the East Dayton grocery store.

"By them doing the drive, it's very helpful for the community," Brandon Enis said. "It also shows unity. It also shows love and support. It also shows how we can come together."

Enis, who's a songwriter and hopes to inspire kids through his music, walked through the line picking up fresh produce and other foods, not for himself, but for others.

"I've got three households that I've been influenced with my music, little kids, so I'm going to stop by and surprise them."

"The Foodbank recognizes the struggles that many families in our community face," Foodbank CEO Michelle Riley said. "When living on a limited income it is difficult to get the food needed to feed your family. Those impacted by the Food for Less fire face even greater difficulty with the lose of their local grocer."

The Foodbank will host one more food distribution November 21 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 56 Armor Place in Dayton. Distributions are open to those impacted by the fire at Food for Less, living in the 45403 and surrounding zip codes. Clients must provide proof of residence and qualify for food assistance.

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