Cincinnati Food Drive Nets 27,000 Pounds of Food

Topic: Neighbors in Need
Posted on 6/22/2014

Hearst Televisionís NBC affiliate WLWT-TV partnered with the Cincinnati Reds and St. Vincent de Paul on a food drive. The event, held June 20-21 at Great American Ballpark collected more than 27,000 pounds of food. The donation was 75 per cent more the record-setting drive in 2013, which collected 15,600 pounds. "We are tremendously grateful to the Reds, WLWT and Reds fans for a record-breaking food drive,Ē said St. Vincent de Paul of Cincinnati Executive Director Liz Carter. "During the summer months, kids donít receive school lunches. St. Vincent de Paul is a vital source of food for families across Cincinnati." In 2013, St. Vincent de Paul provided food to more than 100,000 people in Cincinnati.

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