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DNO announces 10th annual food drive

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COLUMBUS, OH, November 29, 2023— Embrace the season of generosity with DNO Produce’s 10th Annual Fresh-Cut Food Drive, an initiative supporting WCBE 90.5 FM and the Mid-Ohio Food Collective.

Throughout December, DNO Produce BB #:134515 is turning each donation to WCBE into an opportunity to provide 3 pounds of fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables to those in need through the Mid-Ohio Food Collective. Whether big or small, every donation matters. This year marks the 10th year of collaboration between DNO and WCBE to lead this impactful food and fundraising initiative.

“Celebrating a decade of community commitment, DNO Produce is honored and excited to organize the Fresh-Cut Food Drive for the 10th year,” shared Marissa Dake, Vice President of Brand and People at DNO Produce. “As a homegrown family produce company with deep roots in Central Ohio, we are proud to spearhead an effort that supports local radio and delivers fresh fruits and vegetables to families across the region. We encourage everyone to donate.”

Johnny DiLoretto, WCBE Community Relations Director, expressed his gratitude for the enduring collaboration, saying, “This annual partnership with DNO is one we’re all so proud of here at WCBE. Bringing our listeners together to support great music, much of it local, and directing that passion towards fighting hunger in our communities, is truly extraordinary. We can’t thank the DNO team and our members enough.”

“We are thankful to WCBE 90.5 and DNO Produce for their passion and commitment in helping our neighbors have fresh fruits and vegetables and other nutritious foods in their time of need,” said Matt Habash, President & CEO of Mid-Ohio Food Collective. “The demand for food in our 20-county service area of Central and Eastern Ohio is up 30 percent year over year. The effort of WCBE, its listeners, and DNO Produce will go a long way towards helping families overcome hunger.”

The Fresh Cut Food Drive extends throughout December, inviting everyone to make a donation to this impactful initiative. To contribute, visit and click “donate.”

About DNO Produce: Committed to Healthy Made Easy, DNO Produce is a bulk and fresh-cut produce provider in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1989, the family-owned company provides fresh, healthy, ready-to-eat fruits and vegetables across the Midwest. DNO’s FRESHEALTH product line offers individually packaged produce for school nutrition programs, food service operations, retail grab-n-go, and meal kit offerings. Learn more at

About WCBE 90.5 FM: WCBE 90.5 FM is a catalyst for community—enriching lives by providing the best original, independent, & network programming, and by partnering with listeners and local organizations to grow and sustain our cultural and educational landscape.

About the Mid-Ohio Food Collective: Mid-Ohio Food Collective is the umbrella organization that holds five assets, Mid-Ohio Foodbank, our anchor asset, Mid-Ohio Farm, Mid-Ohio Markets, Mid-Ohio Farmacy, and Mid-Ohio Kitchen.  The Mid-Ohio Food Collective has a network of 680 partner agencies across 20 counties, connecting those in need to nutritious food. Learn more by visiting