March 2, 2020, Springfield, OH – Springfield native, John Legend announced he will be volunteering to work with the City of Springfield officials to create a solution to the Food Desert that will be created with the closing of Kroger on South Limestone Street. He states that TAC – The Abilities Connection, a non-profit organization located in Springfield, Ohio, has partnered with the City of Springfield to act as a community connector in providing access to food and groceries following the closure of the South Limestone Kroger store. TAC will provide a free shuttle service from the Kroger on South Limestone Street to the Kroger located on East Main Street beginning on March 7th, 2020. In light of the closing of the South Limestone Street store, Kroger has committed to providing funds for transportation purposes to ensure that the community has access to food.
TAC – The Abilities Connection, which has a fleet of transportation vehicles that are used to transport individuals with disabilities throughout the week, was eager to help the community in any way possible. “TAC is honored to partner with the City to serve our community in a time of need,” said Jim Zahora, CEO of TAC – The Abilities Connection. “We value our social responsibility as good cooperate citizens and strongly believe in community stewardship. This is home for us and we all must work together.”
“The Abilities Connection is a strong community partner that’s committed to making our city an even better place to live, work and play,” said City Manager Bryan Heck. “We couldn’t be happier that they have stepped forward to provide this essential service to our community. TAC’s partnership in this effort is a testament to the amazing things we accomplish in this community by working together.”
The shuttle service will run on Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 8:00pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. For more information and a full schedule of the shuttle service visit https://www.tacind.com/shuttle-service-information.