Foodbank helping grocery store fire victims

(WDTN Photo / Dana Smith)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — People affected by the fire that destroyed the Food For Less grocery store on E. Third St. can get some help on Tuesday morning.

The Foodbank of Dayton is holding a food distribution event from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday. It will be held at 56 Armor Place in Dayton.

It happened late on Thursday, November 9th. The fire destroyed the grocery store. The owner says he plans to rebuild, although no timetable has been set for that process to begin.

Food For Less was the primary grocery store for many people in the area.

This is the third food distribution organized by the Foodbank since the fire.

“The Foodbank recognizes the struggles that many families in our community face,” Foodbank CEO Michelle Riley said. “When living on a limited income is it difficult to get the food needed to feed your family.”

“Those impacted by by the Food for Less fire face even greater difficulty with the loss of their local grocer.”

People coming to Tuesday’s free food distribution must provide proof of residence and qualify for food assistance. Household eligibility guidelines are attached. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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