Dayton’s food banks rise to the COVID-19 challenge, coping with fluctuating supply and demand

The Dayton Foodbank adapted to the pandemic by doubling its workforce to around 50 staff members and calling on the National Guard to help distribute food. (Photo by Steven Starr)

The demand for food assistance in Dayton and across America has surged. With food and gas prices rising, food insecurity is likely to increase.


By Stephen Starr, Elevate Dayton


As we examine how Dayton’s women, veteran and minority entrepreneurs are faring during COVID, we are also shining a light on the civic infrastructure and safety net systems that support businesses and workers, especially those most disadvantaged by COVID. 




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