TOLEDO, Ohio (WNWO) — A stolen trailer almost led to a difficult day for the Toledo and Northwest Ohio Cornucopia Food Pantry, but the hearts of many proved to be too much.
On Tuesday morning, the Corucopia Food Pantry discovered some heartbreaking news...their trailer used to transport food to their location...was stolen.
"We've been here a year, just last Wednesday, and this area here we've had no trouble with vandalism, or anybody messing with vehicles, or anything back here," said Executive Director Laura Marsh.
They decided to make a post to their Facebook page to let the public know about the theft. Once word got out, the response was incredible.
"We started getting phone calls and phone calls and phone calls. My phone was ringing until 2:30 in the morning from people that were interested in helping us. Did we need a pickup truck? Did we need a trailer? We had people with semi trucks that were offering to get food for us."
Thanks to some hard work from the caring individuals, Cornucopia was able to distribute the food this Wednesday.
"We are so grateful to the response that we've gotten. Not only the people that wanted to drive or pick up the food, but the people that are now interested in finding out what we do here."
Now, this will not be the only day they struggle without the trailer, though. They give food to those in need every Wednesday, and will be giving out food for Giving Tuesday next week. If you have any food or time to help, be sure to give them a call.