September 2, 2020 - 8:18am --

ANSONIA, OH -- Shared Harvest Foodbank, in partnership with OSU Extension, Darke County, and Darke County United Way, will host their fifth “drive-thru” food distribution at Ansonia Local Schools, Wednesday, September 16th from 4:30-6:30 PM.  With school back in session, we ask participants to line up after 3:30. This will give enough time to allow students to get on their buses or picked up safely from school. 

Shared Harvest is preparing 600 boxes to be distributed to Darke County residents for this hands-free food distribution. A family receiving food will provide verbal self-attestation for income, residency, and identity (household eligibility guidelines are listed below) while the COVID-19 emergency is ongoing. Individuals with transportation issues or health concerns may send a representative to pick up on their behalf. This individual must be able to attest to the household income level and give the name, street address and ages of those in the household they are picking up for. 

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 place their car in "Park" while their food is being loaded.  With the addition of onsite registration, lines will take a little bit longer. 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.  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, United Way of Darke County, and Ansonia Local Schools. If you have any questions, please reach out to Dr. Roseanne Scammahorn at 937-548-5215 or

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Clients certify that their current gross household income is at or below the income listed on this form for households with the same number of people in the household.  Clients also certify that, as of today, the household lives in the area served by this agency.  This information is provided in connection with the receipt of Federal assistance through The Emergency Food Assistance Program and/or the state-funded food program. 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.   Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Food Programs guidelines were obtained by multiplying the current Federal income poverty guidelines by 2, and subtracting $1.00 and by rounding down to the next whole dollar. Weekly and monthly guidelines were computed by dividing annual income by 52 and 12, respectively, and by rounding down to the next whole dollar.