The Foodbank unveils new truck to aid with fresh food distribution

DEANGELO BYRD / STAFF
DEANGELO BYRD / STAFF

A new food truck that will help distribute fresh, healthy foods across three counties was unveiled by The Foodbank Wednesday.

The truck will assist in transporting food to 27 different sites in Montgomery, Greene and Preble counties.

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"The Dayton Foundation is proud to support The Foodbank's efforts to feed the hungry in Greater Dayton and keep edible food out of the landfill through food rescue and local farm fresh produce gleaning," said Michael M. Parks, president of The Dayton Foundation.

The new truck was part of a $500,000 grant from UnitedHealthcare last year to the Ohio Association of Foodbanks.

The grant assisted with new refrigeration units or vehicles to assist with delivering access to fresh food.