Mid-Ohio Food Collective opens first Knox County market

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BLADENSBURG, Ohio (WCMH) – Matt Habash, president and CEO of the Mid-Ohio Food Collective, said it currently serves more than 620,000 people a year with free and healthy food.

He said subsidies from the COVID-19 pandemic ending and the rise in inflation, more people are turning to food pantries across central Ohio and beyond.

The need is great enough that the collective has opened a new market in the eastern Knox County village of Bladensburg.

Surrounded by rolling hills, a few flowers and farm fields, the old school building has been transformed into the Mid-Ohio Market at Center of Hope.

“Everywhere I look, I see the DNA of this community,” said Center of Hope CEO Dawnel Volzke. “Today, every refrigeration unit we have has been donated to us. The tables that you see, we have beautiful woodwork around here, our carpenters, all of the wood tables that hold stuff; our youth groups, carpenters, other, just, volunteers, they decided they wanted to come and learn to build these things, so they did.”

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