Double Your Donation Day raises more than $1.75 million for Mid-Ohio Foodbank

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Double Your Donation Day was a huge success for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

DYDD began Wednesday morning, with people being able to donate through the NBC Help Line or online.

On DYDD just $1 would equal $10 worth of groceries to a family in need.

The Mid-Ohio Foodbank helps hundreds of thousands of families here in Ohio.

“Mid-Ohio Foodbank serves about 525,000 of our hungry neighbors across 20 central and eastern Ohio counties,” said Marilyn Tomasi, Vice President of Communications with the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

All donations made Wednesday were matched dollar for dollar, with a  total of $1,750,543.16 raised. 

At the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, not only is there a food pantry, but 2,000 meals get made weekly to go to various daycare centers, elementary schools and recreation centers. Also, snacks that get provided go to Columbus libraries. 

“We are so incredibly grateful for every single dollar,” says Tomasi.

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