Raffle to support food bank

West Ohio Food Bank is selling tickets to its inaugural Summer Slam Raffle. The event is 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at the food bank, 1380 E. Kibby St., Lima. The raffle is to feature a prize drawing every five minutes from noon-6:05 p.m. A pair of early bird drawings also are planned.

The grand prize is a two-year lease on a 2014 Ford F-150 and the second place prize is a kitchen package from 21st Century Kitchens and Bindels Furniture and Appliances valued at nearly $15,000.

The raffle features 24 guns, 24 cash prizes and 26 merchandise prizes to be given away on the day of the event. You need not be present to win, but the cash prizes do offer an incentive to be in attendance. A maximum of 7,500 tickets are to be sold for $50 each. Winning tickets will be recycled into the raffle drawing for future prizes, meaning each ticket would have multiple chances to win.

Food and refreshments are to be available, along with a 50/50 drawing and other games of chance on the day of the event. Proceeds are to be put toward capital needs of the food bank, allowing the donations and budget to be directed toward food distribution.

The West Ohio Food Bank serves about 175 programs, agencies, shelters, pantries and kitchens in 11 counties in west central Ohio, including Seneca County.

Tickets are available online at wofb.org.