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Job and Family Services has food drive

| November 27, 2012

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton County Department of Job and Family Services had a food and perishable item drive among the staff. Reports of depleted surplus at local food pantries spurred the competitive event among the various divisions in the agency. Over 1,800 items were collected and as a result of collecting the greatest number of items, the Child Support staff will be able to dress down for the month of December.

According to agency director, Mindy Fehrman, “This was a light-hearted attempt to entice staff to participate in the event. We rely on our food pantry partners to assist the community when we are unable and with the need being great, we wanted to contribute.”

Due to the reduction in the Standard Utility Allowance beginning in January 2013, some Food Assistance recipients may lose up to $23 a month in assistance next year. This may have an impact on local working families and the elderly. As a result, the food pantries could be inundated with requests for additional food. The staff at Job and Family Services challenges other agencies and businesses to assist by holding employee food and perishable item drives.

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