February 8, 2024
The Hope Center and Richwood Food Pantry (REAP) received money thanks to a settlement between Dollar General and Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost after a price discrepancy case this past year. Union County received $3,600 of the $1 million given to the state. Pictured from left, front row: Becky Bolt with the Hope Center, Ruth Allison with REAP and Union County Auditor Andrea Weaver. Pictured in the back row: Lorie Spain with the Hope Center, Brandi Hibbs of the United Way of Union County, Andy Bishop with the auditor’s office, Susie Pfarr with the REAP, Nick Cremeans with the auditor’s office and Jeanne Weist with the Hope Center. (Photo submitted)

Food pantries benefit from settlement money


From Gazette staff reports

Two Union County food pantries are getting some money thanks to Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost.

After winning nearly $1 million in settlement money from Dollar General’s price discrepancy case this past year, Yost asked each county auditor to notify his office of food pantries in their county to award their share of the settlement dollars.

Union County Auditor Andrea Weaver sought the assistance of Brandi Hibbs, Director of Union Way of Union County.

“With Brandi’s help, we were able to identify the Hope Center in Marysville and the Richwood Food Pantry (REAP), both of which serve thousands of residents all around Union County,” Weaver said….

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