Food distribution event for Friday at Exhibition Center – The Tribune – NEWSWV

Food distribution on Friday at the exhibition center

Published on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 00:00

PROCTORVILLE — The SE Ohio Foodbank (a HAPCAP program) and Facing Hunger Foodbank will be distributing food to Lawrence County residents Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds.

Fresh produce and other groceries will be available to residents who qualify for federal benefits or whose income is below 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines.

In addition to the food aid, information on health and wellness resources will be available from other community partners.

The distribution is made possible by a joint donation of $100,000 from CareSource and UnitedHealthcare, two Ohio-based Medicaid managed care organizations, to the SE Ohio Foodbank. In addition to the Lawrence County event, the donation supported distributions in Gallia, Lawrence and Washington counties.

The funds also support the foodbank’s pantry network in its 10-county service area.

Christmas food boxes are provided by Facing Hunger Foodbank, a private non-profit charity. It serves an area of ​​4,538 square miles and includes counties in West Virginia, Kentucky and Lawrence County, Ohio. Each month, they distribute several groceries to more than 600 families in Lawrence County.

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Photo ID and proof of residency not older than 60 days are required to access nutritional assistance. Pre-registration is required for this event. Those who register are asked to visit and enter their Lawrence County zip code.

For more information, contact the SE Ohio Foodbank at 740-385-6813. For information on all other HAPCAP programs, contact Valerie Addis at or 740-767-4500.

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