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wondering

San Jose, CA

#1 Nov 8, 2012
I got a letter in the mail today asking me to donate to the West Ohio Food Bank. They say they serve a number of west Ohio counties, including Van Wert. I'm willing to donate, but I want to be sure my donation goes to needy Van Wert people. Should I give to the local Salvation Army food bank or where? I'm not that familiar with the food banks.
Thanks for any info.
well

Lima, OH

#2 Nov 8, 2012
The First UM Church on the corner of Central and Jefferson has a food pantry. I'm sure if you donate there it will stay in the area. Ohio City has a food pantry as well however I have no idea where it is.
friend

Cambridge, MA

#3 Nov 8, 2012
the ohio city food pantry is closing at the end of the yr. nobody wanted to take over running it.
In the know

Lima, OH

#4 Nov 9, 2012
West ohio food bank buys in bulk for the multiple counties they serve and local food pantries buy at cost from the food bank to distribute.
call them

Marysville, OH

#5 Nov 9, 2012
You could call West Ohio Food Bank and get the answer to your questions. Why come on Topix unless you're trying to stir something up among these juvenile delinquents?
wondering

San Jose, CA

#6 Nov 10, 2012
call them wrote:
You could call West Ohio Food Bank and get the answer to your questions. Why come on Topix unless you're trying to stir something up among these juvenile delinquents?
How is asking a legitimate question here "trying to stir something up"?
How about you stop posting unless you have something constructive to contribute?
Snork

New York, NY

#7 Nov 11, 2012
Food items can be donated to First UM Church or Trinity Friends Church, and will stay in VW. If you donate to the West Ohio Food bank it will be stored in Lima, then redistributed among the counties it serves.
Question

Lima, OH

#8 Nov 12, 2012
I don't remember so can someone refresh my mid...when is the Boy Scouts food drive? you know they give you bags one week and come around and collect the following week?Do they still do that?
Friend of SA

Fredericktown, OH

#9 Nov 18, 2012
The Salvation Army is accepting donations. The donations go to help local families. They can always use:
cereal
spaghetti noodles
spaghetti sauce
jelly
peanut butter
potatoes (boxed or canned)
rice
boxed meals (like hamburger or tuna helper)
canned meat (tuna, pork, beef, chicken)
spaghetti o's &/or ravioli
Just the Fax

Canton, OH

#10 Nov 18, 2012
well wrote:
The First UM Church on the corner of Central and Jefferson has a food pantry. I'm sure if you donate there it will stay in the area. Ohio City has a food pantry as well however I have no idea where it is.
Ohio City food bank is now Closed
wondering

San Jose, CA

#11 Nov 18, 2012
Friend of SA wrote:
The Salvation Army is accepting donations. The donations go to help local families. They can always use:
cereal
spaghetti noodles
spaghetti sauce
jelly
peanut butter
potatoes (boxed or canned)
rice
boxed meals (like hamburger or tuna helper)
canned meat (tuna, pork, beef, chicken)
spaghetti o's &/or ravioli
Thank you very much for the info.
My understanding is that they can buy much more with a cash donation than my food donation would bring, as they can buy in bulk.
Do you think that's true?
Just

United States

#12 Nov 20, 2012
I already donate to the food pantry aka Medicaid and ebt cards. I'll keep the rest of my money I work for.

Since: Nov 12

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#13 Nov 20, 2012
Just wrote:
I already donate to the food pantry aka Medicaid and ebt cards. I'll keep the rest of my money I work for.
I do too, and I'd be willing to bet I pay a whole lot more in taxes than you do.
But, there are people in need and if my donations can help feed them, then I'm more than happy to do it.
Laura Marbaugh

Evanston, IL

#14 Nov 20, 2012
Salvation Army is a good place to go very nice people. I wouldn't give cash though. A cashiers check or personal check would work better. You can claim it on your taxes.
Ohio city citizen

Ohio City, OH

#15 Nov 21, 2012
Food pantry in Ohio city will remain open
OCitian

Medina, OH

#16 Nov 29, 2012
Why would you say that the Ohio City food bank is closed, when it is not. That is just stupid to try to turn away people from getting help.
call and ask

Delphos, OH

#17 Nov 29, 2012
Your best bet for this situation would be to call one of the local food pantries and ask if they purchase their bulk foods from the food bank. If so, then ask them how much a set amount of cash would help to buy food products for their pantry. Trinity Friends Church as well as the Salvation Army do purchase bulk items from the food bank for their pantries. Both of these pantries are always in a welcome need of any type of donation. And if a person doesnt have the money to donate, a donation of volunteer time is a wonderful gesture as well.
mad man

Mansfield, OH

#19 Dec 2, 2012
I dont think its fair that trinity friends let some fat guy who helps pass out food pick through and get the good stuff. Someone said he sells it. thats bulls@#$. I think his ame is jerry or gary He needs reported
perfect

United States

#20 Dec 2, 2012
mad man wrote:
I dont think its fair that trinity friends let some fat guy who helps pass out food pick through and get the good stuff. Someone said he sells it. thats bulls@#$. I think his ame is jerry or gary He needs reported
Then report him.
bucktown girl

United States

#21 Dec 2, 2012
Who could u report it to. That's wrong. That's the reason people don't like to donate

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