July 7, 2020 - 1:59pm -- scammahorn.5@osu.edu

ANSONIA, OH -- Shared Harvest Foodbank, in partnership with OSU Extension, Darke County, and the Ohio Army National Guard and Ohio Reserves, will host their fourth “drive-thru” food distribution at Ansonia Local Schools, Wednesday, July 15th from 4:30-6:30 PM.

Shared Harvest is preparing 500 boxes to be distributed to Darke County residents for this hands-free food distribution. Many barriers to receiving food at this distribution have been waived. Typically, a family receiving food must produce a photo ID, proof of residency, self-verify income, and sign a form. Those requirements have been temporarily waived in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. All that is required is your name and street address be given at registration. If you would like to pick up multiple boxes for friends, family, and neighbors we will ask for their names and street address as well. This information will be used to help determine where families in Darke County are residing so we can bring Shared Harvest closer to those communities in the future.  

All Darke County residents in need of food are welcome to attend this event and receive food. Anyone picking up food should drive to the distribution site during the appropriate hours.  We ask, people receiving food need to stay in their vehicles for the registration process and while your food is being loaded.  With the addition of onsite registration, lines will take a little bit longer. Please be patient as we work to get everyone the food they need. 

In addition to the food distribution, a SNAP Outreach team member will be available on site.  Anyone interested in registering for SNAP benefits will be able to do so at the event. All they need to bring is a valid photo ID.

The event is co-hosted by Ohio State Extension, Darke County, and Ansonia Local Schools. If you have any questions, please reach out to Dr. Roseanne Scammahorn at 937-548-5215 or Scammahorn.5@osu.edu.