GARRETTSVILLE -- The Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard found new temporary space to set up a new food bank.

They hope to begin serving clients as early as next week.

The food bank was one of 13 businesses destroyed by fire in downtown Garrettsville Saturday.

The NGCC serves 250 families. On a monthly basis they serve 80 to 100 and each week distribute nearly 1,000 food items.

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Along with the other businesses they lost everything in the fire.

Within the last three days, donations of food items began pouring in to help restock shelves.

Tuesday the NGCC began moving into the new temporary location at a garage on state Route 88 just a few miles outside of town in Nelson Township.

NGCC Director Michael Elias and his volunteers are overwhelmed by community support.

The need now is for volunteers with trucks or vans to help collect the food at various dropoff points and transport it to the new location.

Anyone interested can email Elias Learn more about the NGCC at