Happy Thanksgiving

Every year at Thanksgiving, we are reminded how it’s important not only to give thanks, but to also give back. That’s why I was pleased to recently team up with community leaders at the Greater Cleveland Foodbank to help serve 4,000 families.

The increased cost of everyday necessities like food, gas and even utilities is a burden for many Ohio families this year.  There are a number of worthy charity organizations across the Buckeye State that would gladly accept support. For example, your local food bank is always in need of donations and non-perishable food items.

Below are six great examples:

  1. Greater Cleveland Foodbank
  2. Mid-Ohio Food Collective in Franklin County
  3. Cincinnati’s Freestore Foodbank
  4. The Foodbank in Dayton
  5. Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
  6. Hocking Athens Perry Community Action Foodbank

Our friends at the Ohio Association of Food Banks have a county-by-county list of food banks you can review as well.

As we gather around the table and give thanks for our many blessings, let us also recognize that we live in the greatest and freest nation the world has ever known because of the service and sacrifices made by members of our Armed Forces. Even in challenging times such as these, we can come together – not as Republicans or Democrats, but as one community – with a true sprit of Thanksgiving.

Best wishes,