Local Vietnamese restaurant offering free meals today to those in need

With hundreds of businesses closing their doors to the public for an indeterminate amount of time due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, some Dayton-area residents are left without access to essential supplies, like food. One Riverside restaurant is among a growing number of local businesses ready and able to help those in need.

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Today, Thursday March 19, Xuan Vietnamese-Thai Cuisine at 4770 Airway Road west of Woodman Drive in Riverside will be handing out free chicken noodle soup meals and tap water to those in need from 12:30-3 p.m. Xuan Vietnamese Cuisine has become a popular institution in Dayton, especially among vegans and vegetarians who enjoy the restaurant’s distinctive Vietnamese and Thai cuisine.

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“Hope we all will pass this tough time together,” the restaurant posted on its Facebook page.  “We're trying to give away free food as much as we can, please wait and hear from us for next free food day soon.”

Be sure to bring your own soup container and utensils, as the restaurant does not have enough to pass out to all who take advantage of the free meals.

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Xuan Vietnamese-Thai Cuisine is serving its regular menu through delivery and carryout services. For more information or to place an order, call 937-938-9209.

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