Bassett’s Markets hosts local food drive

Apr 6, 2022 | Business, Featured | 0 comments

Bassett’s Markets in Port Clinton will have prepared Brown Bags of badly needed items with a value of $25 on sale for only $20 inside the store for purchase that customers can take to the Ohio Food Bank truck.

Bassett’s Markets will host a Food Drive to benefit the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank on Thursday, April 14, from noon-4 p.m.

“We are very pleased to be the host of this Food Drive to help end hunger in Ottawa County. We have been working with the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank for several months, said Mike Bassett. “With all three of our locations involved, we are grateful to see the commitment of both our customers and employees to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors in Ottawa County.”

James M. Caldwell, President and CEO of the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank, said, “We are grateful for the partnership with Bassett’s Markets. Mike Bassett and the entire team at Bassett’s Markets have dramatically increased our ability to serve Ottawa County and our mission to end hunger there.”

The Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank will park one of its vehicles in the Bassett’s Markets parking lot. People are invited to bring items to Food Bank personnel stationed at the truck for drop off. For convenience, Bassett’s Markets will have prepared Bassett’s Brown Bags of badly needed items with a value of $25 on sale for only $20 inside the store for purchase that customers can take to the truck.

“Hunger is a problem that can be solved and we are glad to be a part of an effort with our friends and neighbors to do just that,” said Bassett.

Charles Bassett, President and CEO of Ottawa County-based Bassett’s Markets, said the Port Clinton store located at the Knoll Crest Shopping Center, 3994 East Harbor Rd, Port Clinton, will host the Food Drive.

The Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank is a non-profit organization affiliated with Feeding America, largest domestic hunger-relief organization. The Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank serves approximately 250 non-profit agencies in an eight-county area that includes; Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Williams and Wood.

Its mission is to enable other community organizations to end hunger by striving to maximize community resources by effectively obtaining and distributing food through a food collection and distribution system. Over the past 38 years, the Food Bank has proudly distributed over 100 million pounds of food and grocery products to its member agencies. For information, visit www.toledofoodbank.org.

Nahmy Bassett, an immigrant from Syria, opened his first small market in Oak Harbor, Ohio in 1898. His specialties included tobacco, candy, fruit, nuts, and above all, friendly and courteous service. Bassett’s Market now has three locations, 3994 East Harbor Rd. and 1608 East Perry St., both Port Clinton and 228 W. Main St. in Bellevue and is under the care and ownership of the fourth generation with President and CEO Charlie Bassett. For more information visit us at www.bassettsmarket.com.

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