First responders collect for Howland food pantry

Howland first-responders collect for food pantry

HOWLAND, Ohio (WYTV) – Howland first responders spent the day Friday helping out their community by collecting money for the Bolindale food pantry.

Police officers, firefighters and township employees collected money along state Route 46 and East Market Street. Howland’s police chief was out too and said drivers are generous this year, putting $5, $10 and $20 bills in the donation buckets.

He said the township has no problem getting volunteers and sometimes it has too many.

“Our employees come out on their own time, on their time off, their vacation time. We stand out here, we collect money for about four hours and help sponsor the food bank almost for the entire year with the money we make here today,” Howland Police Chief Paul Monroe said.

The township has been collecting money for the pantry for the past five years.

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