Lunch benefits the Otsego Food Pantry


GRAND RAPIDS — To help fill the shelves of the Otsego Food Pantry, a chili and hot dog lunch is planned for Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Old Fire Station, 24232 Front St.

Chili, hot dogs and beverages will be available, along with a “New to You” cookbooks and jewelry sale, all for a goodwill donation.

The Otsego Food Pantry serves the Grand Rapids, Haskins, Tontogany and Weston area – anyone living in the Otsego School District. Food and monetary donations to the pantry have dropped in recent months, likely due to the current economic situation. However, the need has not slowed down.

The Otsego Food Pantry, under the direction of Lisa Ann Hatfield, is committed to providing fresh meat, dairy, vegetables and fruit each week. Although these items often cost more, it is the mission of the pantry to offer good, healthy food options.

Local families receive about a weeks-worth of food and basic toiletries and they may visit the pantry once per month. Area churches and organizations as well as Otsego residents continue to donate to and support the pantry.

Monetary donations can be sent to The Otsego Food Pantry, P.O. Box 7, Grand Rapids, Ohio 43522. Unexpired, non-perishable food items may also be dropped off at the Old Fire Station during the event.

For additional information on the event, contact Chuck or Tina Thomas at 419-265-7936. If you need assistance from the pantry, call or text 419-830-1051 to schedule an appointment.

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