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Mobile market to make monthly visits to Coshocton

| May 7, 2014

COSHOCTON – The Mid-Ohio Food Bank Community Mobile Market made its first of hopefully many more  trips to Canal Lewisville United Methodist Church last week.

“They were looking for another site in Coshocton County and we have the perfect set up here,” said Michelle Darner from the church. “They also come to the senior center, but this one will be for anyone in the county.”

The Community Mobile Market is a refrigerated truck which brings items such as fresh produce, eggs, milk, bread, etc. Participants are invited to shop for free and will need to bring their own bags to carry items home.

Darner was hoping they could help 100 people during the mobile market’s first stop at the church.

“We’ve helped 83 so far,” she said. “This is a wonderful ministry for our church.”

The mobile market is for individuals and families who live in Coshocton County and meet income guidelines, which are: For one in the household – $1,914 per month; for two in the household – $2,584 per month; and for each additional member, add $670.

“You do not have to show proof of income,” Darner said. “If you sign your name to the sheet you are proving you qualify.”

Volunteers from the church and the community pitched in to help shoppers gather up groceries to take home.

“I was impressed by the quantity of items,” Jayna Sturtz said. “There were so many things to choose from and everyone who took something was very grateful and thankful. I hope it grows.”

She was volunteering alongside Teresa McGuire.

“It was rewarding to help people,” McGuire said. “We invite more people to come next time.”

The Community Mobile Market will be the first Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Call 622-3977 for information.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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