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Join Fifth Third Bank And The Dragons As We Strike Out Hunger

April 23, 2014

Dayton, Ohio-Fifth Third Bank and the Dayton Dragons have partnered with the The Foodbank, Inc. in efforts to assist families fighting hunger in the Miami Valley. From April 28-May 1, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on the plaza at Fifth Third Field, donations of canned goods and non-perishable food items will be accepted. Items will be donated to The Foodbank, Inc. to provide meals for those in need.

"Each Fifth Third Day, May 3rd, Fifth Third and our employees celebrate our commitment to our communities and to fighting hunger," stated Doug Compton, Fifth Third Bank's Dayton City Executive. "Through volunteerism and donations, we're proud to partner with the Dayton Dragons and their fans in support of The Foodbank, Inc. and efforts to Strike Out Hunger."

Michelle Riley, CEO of The Foodbank, expressed the need for the donations. "Throughout our tri-county region, our member hunger relief charities serve about 16,000 meals every day to children, families and seniors," she said. "We cannot respond to the enormous need for food assistance without the generous support of community partners like Fifth Third Bank and Dayton Dragons."

Please help Fifth Third Bank reach their goal for Fifth Third Day (May 3) of providing 530,000 meals for the hungry. For more information, visit You can text MEAL to 41444 to give a one-time or recurring gift by credit card.

The Foodbank, Inc. is in need of the following food items:



•Peanut Butter & Jelly

•Canned Fruit & Vegetables

•Pasta & Canned Sauce

•Rice & Beans

•Baking Mixes

•Canned Meat & Fish

More Information: The Dayton Dragons are the Midwest League affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds and play a 70-game home schedule at beautiful Fifth Third Field in downtown Dayton, easily accessible from Interstate 75. Individuals and groups seeking information about Dayton Dragons group tickets, lawn tickets, the season ticket wait list, sponsorship opportunities or booking a Dragons speaker are encouraged to contact the Dragons by calling (937) 228-2287, by email at [email protected], or on the web at