National Guard delivers food to Loaves & Fishes


FPS Contributor

Guardsmen Hunter Nelson and Jack Tricket delivered 1.75 tons of food and supplies to Loaves & fishes food bank on Friday morning.

Nelson, a 2017 graduate of Carrollton High School, and Tricket, who is from the Youngstown area, serve with the 1-145 unit of the Ohio National Guard, based at the Akron-Canton Airport.

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Guardsmen Hunter Nelson (left) and Jack Tricket (center) unload food at Carrollton’s Loaves & Fishes Friday under the direction of the food pantry’s director Gordon Warner. Nelson, a 2017 CHS graduate, said “It’s good to be back,” as he and Jack Tricket unloaded food and supplies at Loaves & Fishes on Friday morning.

Loaves & Fishes director Gordon Warner explained they gratefully accepted the National Guard’s assistance, saving volunteers from making the weekly drive to the Akron Canton Food Bank’s distribution site. The delivery included a variety of pantry staples such as soup, pasta and peanut butter as well as fresh fruits and vegetables.

Warner said the food bank serves about 300 households per month. He explained they have developed a system to maintain the recommended six feet of separation between clients. While “numbers are down” as residents have been staying in, Warner said, “we have every intention of keeping our schedule.”

Loaves & Fishes is located at 211 Moody Avenue SW, Carrollton. For information on distribution dates and times, call 330-627-3424.