Food not consumed, Youngstown Marathon drinks given to neighbors in need

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Leftover food and drink from Sunday’s Youngstown Marathon were donated to the Mahoning Valley Rescue Mission on Tuesday.

They donated approximately 1,000 bottles of water and Gatorade, as well as bagels and bananas.

Race director Mark Lipinsky says they chose the rescue mission because it is a staple in the community and helps so many people.

“When we encounter a situation like the one we encounter after our run and we have a lot of excess, we want to use it to have a positive impact on the community and also set an example for other individuals and businesses in the community. “, did he declare. .

Jared Woodward is the rescue mission’s chief of operations.

“We are really grateful,” said Woodward. “We want to be good stewards of what God has given us and we want to use it well and so for them to think of us, we consider it a great honor and we love to partner with organizations like this. . “

The rescue mission will have a ribbon cutting and an open house for their new facility on Martin Luther King Boulevard on Friday, November 12.

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