Worthington News

Food pantry takes in more than 2,000 pounds of food for holidays

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Debra Gray Boyd (kneeling), executive director of the Worthington Food Pantry, along with (from left) Jeff Jones, Sandy Byers, Jeff Kubasek, Jerry Strait, Mark Marshall and Jim Mosic, represents some of the organizations that donated more than 2,000 pounds of food.

Worthington stepped up to help feed the needy during the holidays.

"We are so grateful to all the civic, school and faith groups, as well as individuals, who have given so generously to the Healthy Worthington Resource Center and Food Pantry this month," organization board member AnnMarie McCallister said.

The food pantry, at 445 E. Granville Road, in the former Harding Hospital, provides food to families in the Worthington school district.

The pantry depends on volunteers to provide money, food and services to keep it up and running.

More than 2,000 pounds of food was donated through the Toys for Tots program, with the support of the Worthington Division of Fire, Worthington Division of Police, Worthington AM Rotary and Worthington Linworth Kiwanis.

The Worthington Noon Lions Club donated $1,000 to the pantry to help with holiday meals.

The proceeds were in part from the club's annual poinsettia sale.