Cox Media Group Ohio partners with The Dayton Foodbank to distribute food to areas devastated by tornadoes

A special fund and campaign has been established for those impacted by the Memorial Day tornadoes that ripped through the area.

Cox Media Group Ohio, which owns Dayton Daily News, WHIO-TV, WHIO Radio, K99.1FM and several other media properties, has partnered with The Dayton Foodbank to immediately distribute food in the hardest-hit communities impacted by the destruction.

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CMGO Market Vice President and General Manager Rob Rohr said, “So many people in the community and our employees have reached out to us and asked how they can get involved and we wanted to help them. So our first mission was to promote all of the amazing work being done by organizations like the Red Cross, The Foodbank, the United Way, and literally dozens of businesses, churches and other community organizations and give our audience links to join in and lend support. Then we quickly asked ourselves – what’s missing and how can we help fill that gap?”

Nick Roberts, Vice President of Marketing for Cox Media Group said, “We jumped on the phone with our community partners and we heard that access to food in these neighborhoods is one of the larger concerns. And that this need will grow as the weeks progress.”

Roberts explained that The Foodbank has  its mobile farmer’s market, which can quickly distribute necessary supplies in an impacted neighborhood. Lee Truesdale at The Foodbank said that food needs in these areas could linger for weeks and months, so supporting these kind of efforts long-term go a long way.

We are on a goal to help fund at least 8 of these mobile farmer’s markets that will provide free food to our neighbors in need reaching as many impacted areas as we can.

You can join us by donating directly to The Foodbank on this special fund page:

The Dayton Foodbank plans free giveaways beginning June 5, and will continue during the next few weeks.

Other ways to help:

>> Tornado Relief: How you can help, volunteer

>> Where to donate goods for tornado relief

>> Red Cross needs volunteers for Miami Valley tornado recovery

>> How, where to donate blood

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