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Montgomery County Provides Second Delivery Truck For Foodbank

Montgomery County Commissioner Judy Dodge speaks during truck donation ceremony, October 15, 2020.
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Montgomery County Commissioner Judy Dodge speaks during truck donation ceremony, October 15, 2020.

Montgomery County has invested in a second refrigerated box truck to help Foodbank Inc. in Dayton.

The County donated its first truck in 2018 but County Commissioner Judy Dodge says this second truck was needed because demand continues to rise.

“This truck delivers food to a lot of the food pantries, as well as other organizations that need the food that they distribute," she says. "So, this is just such a great plus. They don't have to get cars and their own minivans to get down to the food bank.”

The commissioner says over 15 percent of Montgomery County's population is food insecure. That means about 81000 people don't know where their next meal is coming from.

Dodge says the county will invest about $237,000 through 2023 to cover the costs of the trucks and salaries for the delivery drivers.

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