Free West End food pantry aims to fight food deserts with fresh produce

Senior citizens in the West End lined up Tuesday for a rare opportunity to snag something they can't often get without leaving the area: fresh produce. The St. Joseph Church Mobile Produce Pantry, located at the Regal Manor Senior Building on Linn Street, is run by the Freestore Foodbank and Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio. It provides residents in the neighborhood with access to free fresh produce to help combat a dearth of access in the surrounding neighborhood.