‘Tons’ of food delivered to local pantry

Local food pantry receives monthly shipment. (Photo by: WDTN/Jake Ryle)

TIPP CITY, Ohio (WDTN) — A local food pantry received a pretty big shipment of food Thursday morning.

The pantry, which is a part of New Path, Inc., is visited by Miami Valley residents more than 20,000 times each year.

On the truck was a shipment of non-perishable food, fresh bread, produce and frozen meats.

William Lutz, Executive Director for New Path, says they see an increased demand at the pantry during the first and last part of the month.

The food pantry is located at 7695 S. Co. Road 25-A. It’s one of 17 non-profits which operate under the New Path, Inc. umbrella.

Families who stop by must meet federal poverty income guidelines. Lutz says they’re able to come once every 30 days.

Today’s drop-off also serves as a chance for elementary and middle school students to serve.

“Ginghamsburg Church has this program called Urban Plunge. Where they work with fifth and sixth graders this week to get them out in the community for different activities,” Lutz added, “So we have a dozen fifth and sixth graders here that are going to help us unload the truck.”

If interested in volunteering, check out New Path’s website.

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