Reds Fans Donate 9,000 Lbs. Of Food To Benefit St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantries
St. Vincent de Paul food pantries will be able to provide more than 6,000 additional meals this summer to struggling families. The Cincinnati Reds and St. Vincent de Paul’s annual “Strike Out Hunger” food drive on Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1, brought in 9,000 pounds of non-perishable food. Fans contributed to the drive outside Great American Ball Park and received a free ticket to a future Reds game.
“We are extremely grateful for our continued community partnership with the Cincinnati Reds and all of the thoughtful donations from fans,” said Mike Dunn, Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul - Cincinnati. “As a result, our pantries will remain stocked through the critical summer months to help struggling families across Cincinnati. We would also like to thank WLWT and 700WLW for their help promoting this important initiative.”
In 2016, St. Vincent de Paul provided more than 72,000 people with donated food through their parish-based food pantries as well as at their Edyth and Carl Lindner Choice Food Pantry in the West End.
St. Vincent de Paul seeks donations year round to help neighbors in need throughout Cincinnati. Help is provided through a network of neighborhood food pantries and more than 950 parish-based volunteers who visit the homes of struggling families in their own neighborhoods. For more information about donating or hosting a food drive, please call 513-421-HOPE (4673) or visit SVDPcincinnati.org