Company donates parking to With God's Grace Food Pantry

Company donates parking to With God's Grace Food Pantry (WKEF/WRGT)

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - With God’s Grace food pantry is now one step closer to being in full compliance with the city. On Friday, Shook Construction Company donated a parking lot to make that a reality.

“Our main mission statement is to dramatically improve the communities we serve and this fits perfectly with that mission,” said Linda Dininger of Shook Construction. “It’s the right thing to do.”

Earlier this year, the city of Dayton ordered director Nicole Adkins to stop all operations, claiming she was violating zoning laws. After members of the community pleaded for the food pantry to stay open, the Board of Zoning Appeals ruled in their favor, as long as they make changes.

“We’re just so happy and excited with everything going on,” said Adkins. “We’re so thankful for Shook Construction because this is such a much needed donation.”

Adkins also redirected foot traffic by changing the entrance to the food pantry.

“Our families are so thankful for the news being able to go out and spread our story,” said Adkins. “To be able to know we are going to be right here, to be able to serve our families, and nothing is going to be able to hinder us or shut us down.”

The pantry is still looking for an artist to paint their logo on the sign outside to be in full compliance with the city.

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