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After two and a half years as CEO of the West Ohio Food Bank (WOFB), Gary Bright will be leaving to return to work for Century Health in Findlay / Hancock County.  There, Mr. Bright will be acting as an Emergency Services Therapist as well as working with their Fund Development Committee. 

 For this interim period, The West Ohio Food Bank Board of Directors has named Brian Van Meter and Tommie Harner as Interim Co-Executive Directors.  They will both be working with Gary and the WOFB Board on a transition plan to ensure that all of the organization’s operations are effectively covered and maintained until a permanent replacement can be named.  An announcement will be made at a later date about the search process for a permanent CEO.

 Over the past two and a half years, the West Ohio Food Bank has made great strides in its hunger relief efforts, improving its fiscal stability, expanding hunger awareness and its own brand awareness, and addressing some major capital improvements all while expanding services to the community.  However, especially during this interim period, the community’s support will be needed now more than ever so that they can continue and expand their good work.  Please contact the WOFB at 419-222-7946 or through their website at www.wofb.org to find out how you can help.

The mission of West Ohio Food Bank:  Everyone should have access to healthy, nutritious food.  Together with our partners, we provide nutritious food to those in need.

We are not a pantry, soup kitchen or shelter. We are in fact the charity that provides food to more than 170 food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters throughout 11 counties in Western Ohio. We purchase food and collect donated items, which we store in our 35,000 square foot facility. Most "pantries" do not have the space to store a truckload of fresh, frozen or perishable food.

As an affiliate of Feeding America, the largest hunger relief organization in the nation, we receive offers for truckloads of donated product, which we store and distribute according to the need and desire from each member charity.

With a freezer capacity of 5,000 square feet (able to hold 11 truckloads) and a refrigerated capacity of 2,500 square feet (able to hold 4 to 5 truckloads), we can accept larger donations. Our ability to accept frozen and refrigerated products allows us to offer a better variety of nutritious foods to the pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in our service area.


 Are you interested in making a food or financial donation and it is after business hours? If so, please call Brian Van Meter at 419-296-5563. He will be able to assist you with your donation.

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