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Mobile food bank returns to Ironton

The Huntington Area Food Bank will host its sixth mobile pantry Thursday in Lawrence County at Campbell Chapel Church in Ironton.

HAFB has been moving the mobile pantry throughout the county in an effort to make access to food easier for those who are hungry.

“We’ve seen a great response from the community with our mobile pantry efforts over the last few months,” said Tiffany Tatum, executive director. “Knowing we are having an impact on those who need us most is encouraging and makes our services here all the more necessary.”

There are nearly 4,000 children in Lawrence County who do not know where their next meal will come from.

Registration to receive food at the mobile pantry will begin at 9 a.m. and food distribution will begin at 10 a.m.

Those who are attending the mobile pantry must provide proof of residency upon registration. If residents are picking up food for someone else, they must provide the recipient’s proof of residency as well as a notarized permission slip.

The Huntington Area Food Bank is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization affiliated with Feeding America, the largest hunger relief agency in the United States. HAFB has nearly 200 agencies in Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia.

HAFB receives products from Feeding America, USDA, local donors, regional grocers, restaurants, farmers, food manufacturers and food processors.