Tracy Turner and Alayna DeMartini

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    Ohio State packs, delivers 188,300 meals to fight food insecurity in northeast Ohio

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—Some 188,300 meals were packed and delivered to families in northeast Ohio last week as part of an effort by more than 500 volunteers from The Ohio State University who joined some 200 community organization partners to fight food insecurity in Ohio. The effort was part of “Urban October,” a worldwide campaign the United Nations launched to focus on the opportunities and challenges created by the fast rate of change in cities. The theme of Ohio’s monthlong campaign is “Celebrating Ohio Cities—Where We Live, Work, Play, Learn, and Serve.” As part of that service, Ohio State students, staff, faculty, alumni, volunteers, and families packed and delivered free meals to those struggling with food insecurity. In an effort led by...