House reps continue food bank fundraiser among coronavirus

    Stock image of a food pantry courtesy Hurlburt Field.

    The Ohio House is hoping to support the hungry during the coronavirus crisis with a virtual campaign and competition.

    Between Wednesday and June 12, representatives are encouraged to donate to the 2020 Operation Feed Campaign through the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, according to a memo sent by Speaker Larry Householder’s office.

    “For every dollar donated to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, now called the Mid-Ohio Food Collective, the food bank can purchase $9 in food and help out many Ohioans who are in need,” the statement read.

    The donations will be part of a floor competition which will allow winning legislators to have a jeans day “whenever we finally return to work,” according to Householder’s memo.

    Donations, for legislators and all other Ohioans, can be made at midohiofoodbank.org. Multiple state agencies are a part of a State of Ohio Operation Feed campaign.

    Mid-Ohio Food Bank reaches 20 central Ohio counties, and legislators in other parts of the state were encouraged to give to local food banks.

    Susan Tebben
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