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Dayton Churches Restocking Their Food Pantries

Ten Dayton area churches will be receiving supplies to stock their food pantries this week. The help is coming from former U.S. Congressman and U.N. Ambassador from Dayon, Tony Hall, and Convoy of Hope — a faith-based humanitarian organization.

Hall serves as a special advisor to the group and has been working on hunger issues for several decades. He is the current director for The Alliance to End Hunger.

The food supplies will arrive in a semi-trailer at the Christian Life Center on Thursday morning where more than 100 volunteers are expected to help sort and deliver the goods.

Pastor Stan Tharp with the Christian Life Center says the food will be going to inner-city churches in need and will help people coping with the COVID-19 crisis this Easter.

Jerry Kenney was introduced to WYSO by a friend and within a year of first tuning in became an avid listener and supporter. He began volunteering at the station in 1991 and began hosting Alpha Rhythms in February of 1992. Jerry joined the WYSO staff in 2007 as a host of All Things Considered and soon transitioned into hosting Morning Edition. In addition to now hosting All Things Considered, Jerry is the host and producer of WYSO Weekend, WYSO's weekly news and arts magazine. He has also produced several radio dramas for WYSO in collaboration with local theater companies. Jerry has won several Ohio AP awards as well as an award from PRINDI for his work with the WYSO news department. Jerry says that the best part of his job is being able to talk to people in the community and share their experiences with WYSO listeners.