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Winter 2022 Magazine
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DML and The Foodbank Seek Donations for Pantries

Dayton Metro Library has partnered with The Foodbank to become an official Pantry Partner location in Montgomery County, with ten select DML Branches opening Pantries in mid-October. In preparation for the Partner Pantry Branch locations to open, all DML facilities will hold a food drive beginning Monday, October 3.

Collection bins will be on site at every DML facility to collect donations that will then be directly given to patrons at Pantry Partner Branch Locations.

Branches will accept the following donation items: 

  • Unopened/unexpired non-perishable items that are canned, boxed, or pre-packaged
  • Unopened and unexpired pet food (these donations will be kept separately from the food bins)
  • Unopened (sealed) personal products, including shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and feminine hygiene products, including travel sizes (these donations will be kept separately from the food bins)

Items that aren’t accepted through DML’s collection drives but can be donated directly to The Foodbank include:

  • Anything opened or expired
  • Fresh produce
  • Refrigerated or frozen items

Items will be collected through Friday, October 14, and then, beginning the week of Monday, October 17, adults in need of food assistance who live in Montgomery County can stop into a Pantry Partner-designated Branch location and pick up an emergency box.

Times and days of the week for DML’s Pantry Partner locations will be released soon. DML hopes that the collection drives continue on a regular basis. Patrons should check with their local Branches about future drives, visit for updates, or call the Library’s Ask Me Line at 937.463.2665 with questions. More information about The Foodbank can be found at



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