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Local organization gives new take on food pantries

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WOOD COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Many people struggle to put food on the table for their family, especially during the summer when school is out and children can't get school lunches. Now a local organization is providing a fresh take on food pantries.

Feed Our Families is working to make sure Wood County residents don't go hungry, but they're also giving families the independence they need.

The ability to shop at the store for food is something most people take for granted. Now families in need can ‘shop' for the food they want at the Feed Our Families pantry, instead of just being handed a random assortment.

A selection of fresh vegetables and bread are donated from the Perrysburg Farmer's Market, but volunteers are giving away more than food.

"While a member of the family does the shopping in here, then there is books and people who help the children take home books, or read them while they're here," said Ruth Alteneder, a volunteer.

To donate to Feed Our Families, contact Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg.

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