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Findlay Volkswagen Henderson creates food pantry amid current coronavirus hardship

Posted at 1:55 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 19:00:27-04

During the trying times caused by COVID-19, Findlay Volkswagen Henderson General Manager Melisa Eichbauer has decided to turn the Findlay Volkswagen Community Room into a food bank to help employees and community members struggling to find food items and other essentials.

In addition to direct employees, the pantry is open to anyone in the community who might need an extra hand.

The pantry is stocked with fruits, vegetables and bread, but primarily focused on non-perishables like canned soups, peanut butter, pastas, grains, canned fruits, canned vegetables, shelf-stable milks and more.

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With reducing touch points around the store, Findlay Volkswagen had to temporarily close its book swapping program, the Little Free Library, as books were community items that were passed among people in a take-a-book, leave-a-book system.

The space has now become a second pantry area in the store for customers and anyone in the community that is in need.

If individuals in need of assistance prefer to keep their social distance, team members are available to take requests via phone or email, and items will be bagged and brought out curbside.

For additional information about the Findlay Volkswagen Henderson Food Pantry, contact Marcy Colletti at 702-558-6600 ext. 6626, or email mcolletti@findlayauto.com.