A Half Ton of Food for the Dayton Food Bank

In the last quarter of 2015 the DBS Community donated over 1000 pounds of food to the Dayton Food Bank.  Because of the success of that program we are going to continue it indefinitely.  Every time the sale is open we will have a Dayton Food Bank donation box where our customers can donate canned goods and other non-perishable food items to help out their neighbors. 

To do our part to help out, whenever a customer brings in food we will provide a coupon for a free book.  (one free book per customer per day.) This has been really successful in the past, especially during the holiday season when we get into that giving spirit.  But the community still needs our support after the holidays.  A lot of folks in the Dayton area are struggling, and we can make a difference. 

When I was young our family didn’t have very much.  I remember having cereal with watered down milk and having half a hotdog on a bun because there just wasn’t enough to go around sometimes. 

We were lucky and had a pretty big family to turn to when things got tough, and over time things got better. 

But for some folks, life can just keep knocking you down.  At DBS, we think that if you are in a position to do something about that, then you should.  That’s why we are working with the Dayton Food Bank to help collect food to help them with their mission.  Below are some stats taken from the Dayton Food Bank website.

The Foodbank provides emergency food for an estimated 70,000 different people annually

40% of the members of households served by The Foodbank are children under 18 years old

23% of households include at least one employed adult

79% have incomes below the federal poverty level

38% of clients served by The Foodbank report having to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities or heating fuel

31% had to choose between paying for food and paying their rent or mortgage

32% had to choose between paying for food and paying for medicine or medical care

26% of households served by The Foodbank report having at least one household member in poor health

So let’s try and do what we can to help these guys out.  They are doing the work, and I’m sure most of us have some canned goods or other things we can give. 

Plus you get a free book out of the deal.  🙂 

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