Food pantries in 11 Ohio communities will have nearly 18,000 pounds of additional food to share with those in need this holiday season thanks to team members at regional CPA and business advisory firm Rea & Associates. Team members at the CPA firm's 11 offices raised the food as part of a firm-wide food drive.

Each Rea office designated a local charitable organization to receive the donations from its food collection. The offices held a firmwide competition to determine which office could raise the most pounds of food per employee. The Millersburg office won the contest with an average donation of 338 pounds of food per person.

Charities receiving the food included Dublin Community Church Food Pantry, the Guernsey County Senior Citizens Center (serving the Cambridge and Zanesville area), the Christian Corner Community Center in Lima, the Marietta Community Food Pantry, the Battered Women's Shelter and Holy Martyrs Food Bank in Medina, WomenSafe in Mentor, Love Center Food Pantry in Millersburg, Share-A-Christmas in New Philadelphia and the Salvation Army of Wooster.