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Mid-Ohio Food Bank Launches Operation Feed

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From canned goods and sweet treats to bananas and fresh vegetables, last year the Mid-Ohio Food Bank said it gave out $16 million worth of produce.

This year, the food bank is looking to provide even more.

"We want to make sure that they're healthy and not hungry. That's really our goal at the food bank," said Mid-Ohio Food Bank Spokesperson Colin Baumgartner.

For the next four months, the food bank will work with nearly 200 businesses and groups to raise money to do just that during the Operation Feed Campaign.

"Operation Feed is really the reason that pantries all over Central Ohio are able to exist," shares Baumgartner.

He also said the spring is a critical time for food banks because often, shelves are empty after the holidays and need to be restocked for hungry children who are not getting meals at school during summer vacation.

"Hunger is not just a food bank problem, it's really the community's problem," Baumgartner said.

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