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Food For The Hungry receives recognition from the Ohio Senate. 

MOUNT VERNON — Food For The Hungry (FFTH) received unexpected recognition from The General Assembly of The State of Ohio – Ohio Senate for its Summer Grant Program. The letter from the State Senate was a pleasant surprise to the FFTH team just a few weeks after awarding Summer Grants to 15 organizations that contribute to the mission of eliminating hunger in the Knox County

The letter began by honoring FFTH for the organization’s exemplary work in Knox County. The following is the remainder of the letter. 

On behalf of the members of the Senate of the 135th General Assembly of Ohio, we are pleased to extend special recognition to Food For The Hungry on awarding $29,500 in grants to summer food programs for 2024.

Food For The Hungry is, indeed, worthy of acknowledgement, for since its inception, it has attained a remarkable record of service to the Knox County area. With reserve funds from its 2023 drive, FFTH opened a summer grant process to benefit initiatives that supplement food for children and teens whose primary source of nutrition is the free or reduced breakfasts and lunches given to them during the school year, and it awarded $29,500 to fifteen such organizations for 2024. This accomplishment is a justifiable source of pride and an outstanding reflection not only on the group itself but also on its hard-working staff and volunteers and on the entire community.

Over the years, Food For The Hungry has enhanced the quality of life within the surrounding area, and its generous contributions have earned it the gratitude and respect of many. This notable agency is truly deserving of high praise, and we are certain that as it maintains its unfaltering dedication to service and achievement, it will continue in the tradition of excellence that has become its hallmark.

Thus, with sincere pleasure, we commend Food For The Hungry on the success of its 2024 summer food grant program and extend best wishes for the future.

The letter was signed by Senator Matt Huffman, President of the Ohio State Senate, and Senator Andrew O. Brenner of the 19th Senatorial District.

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