Long lines along roadway to FoodBank

Coronavirus: Hundreds in line at Foodbank as more people laid off

Hundreds of cars lined up on Germantown Street to get into the Foodbank’s drive through food pantry on Wednesday.

>>PHOTOS: Long lines of cars, people at Foodbank

Lee Lauren Truesdale, chief development officer at the Foodbank, said the organization has been serving just shy of 400 households per day at the drive through.

“We’re seeing more new families, more new people as people continue to get laid off,” Truesdale said.

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Truesdale said she, her team and 25 Ohio National Guard members are working to control the traffic as best they can. More than 100 cars had lined up before the Foodbank started serving food at 1 p.m.

The line was backed up to James H. McGee Boulevard on Wednesday.

Hundreds of people lined up Wednesday afternoon for a food distribution at The Foodbank in Dayton., backing up traffic in the area. JIM NOELKER/STAFF
Photo: Staff Writer

Police actively monitored the line.

Truesdale said the Foodbank had enough food for everyone going through the line. The Foodbank is constantly getting in shipments of food from local growers through the Ohio Association of Foodbanks.

“We might not have exactly what people want, like peanut butter, but everyone will get enough food,” Truesdale said.

People can come get food from the Foodbank’s drive through once every 30 days, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone in line by 3 p.m. will be able to get food, Truesdale said.

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