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Little Pantry Food Drive

Greene County Public Health (GCPH) has announced that it will be unveiling a “Little Pantry” with a food drive in Xenia at their main office located at 360 Wilson Drive as part of the Healthy Eating Active Living program.

The Healthy Eating Active Living program (HEAL) strives to reduce the burden of obesity and chronic disease and increase the proportion of Greene County residents with a healthy weight. We work on equitable and sustainable solutions to improve nutrition and increase physical activity.

HEAL builds a healthier Greene County through policy, systems and environmental changes that make it easier for people to eat healthy and be active—wherever they are. Evidence shows that people are more likely to make healthy choices when organizations, communities, and social structures support them. We target resources to underserved communities and populations with higher rates of obesity, food insecurity, poor nutrition, and poor physical activity.

This is the fourth and final “Little Pantry” to be opened this summer. The three other locations are:

  • Fairborn WIC Office, 25 S. Central Ave., Fairborn
  • UR The Church, 383 Columbus St., Xenia
  • Jamestown Community Library, 86 Seaman Dr., Jamestown

The public is invited to attend this unveiling and food drive on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 from 2:00 – 4:00pm at the office of Greene County Public Health, 360 Wilson Drive in Xenia.

The public is encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate including:

  • Canned vegetables and canned fruit
  • Instant potatoes
  • Add water mixes
  • Juice, tea, coffee
  • Canned protein (tuna, sardines, chicken, ham)
  • Rice and beans
  • Baking needs
  • Sauces and spices
  • Nuts
  • Beef jerky

    Other donated item suggestions include:

    • Cat/dog food and treats
    • Cat litter
    • Baby food
    • Diapers, wipes, etc.
    • Hygiene items (toothbrush, feminine products, etc.)
    • Home supplies (garbage bags, plasticware, etc.)

    The public is asked NOT to leave the following items for the Little Pantry:

    • Open or used items
    • Homemade foods
    • Expired, rusty, unlabeled foods
    • Medications
    • Sharp supplies
    • Alcohol
    • Fresh produce/meat
    • Temperature sensitive items

    To learn more about the HEAL program through Greene County Public Health, please email or call 937-374-5655. 

    Wed, September 20, 2023
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Greene County Public Health