Dozens show up at Touch-A-Truck event at City BBQ to help local food pantry

A local business teamed up with first responders to make sure students don’t go hungry on the weekends this coming school year.

Touch-A-Truck event was held at City BBQ Sunday afternoon where families could meet first responders and learn more about what they do.

25 percent of the proceeds from this event went towards ‘Feed the Creek’, which is a local food pantry with an on-going mission with the Beavercreek school system to provide food for students in need on the weekends, according to a release.

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“Police, state troopers, deputies and other first responders came to the event. Children got the chance to interact with officers and learn more about what they do everyday,” said Suzie Braslins of City BBQ.

One in five children in the United States live in food insecure households, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Braslins says partnering with local first responders will help more people to the restaurant so they can donate more money to the cause.

“There are so many other vehicles for everyone to get inside and play and touch all of the buttons they have.”

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Dozens of parents showed up within minutes of the event starting. One parent says she’s happy they are giving.

“Absolutely, it is not exclusively of any neighborhood anyone. It is everywhere,” said Marie Monanhan of Beavercreek.

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