VAN WERT — Lincolnview Local Schools and the United Way of Van Wert are partnering again to bring a mobile food pantry to distribute food as part of a service project. The mobile food pantry is being made possible by the West Ohio Food Bank with is also a United Way agency.

The mobile food pantry will be set up at Trinity Friends Church, 605 N. Franklin St., and Life House Church, 719 Fox Road in Van Wert on Tuesday, March 20 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The food will be distributed by the students until 12:30 or until the food is gone.

Eligibility requirements include: individual must be at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, reside in Van Wert County, have a valid photo ID, and sign a self-declaration Eligibility to Take Food Home Form (form is provided at the food pantry that day).

Recipients are asked to bring a bag or box to carry items home.

West Ohio Food Bank is the largest food distribution system in West Ohio coordinating, collecting, warehousing and distributing food. West Ohio Food Bank secures donations from national food and grocery manufacturers, retailers, shippers, packers and growers and from government agencies, individuals and other organizations. They in turn distribute food and grocery items, ensuring the safe storage and reliable distribution of goods to local food pantries and meal programs that served over five million meals to children, families, seniors and other groups at risk of hunger. Together with partner agencies, the West Ohio Food Bank is making progress in helping people overcome food insecurity trying to find their way to self-sufficiency.

If you have any questions, please call the United Way of Van Wert County office at 419-238-6689.