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Lima, OH (June 26, 2015) The Board of Trustees of the West Ohio Food Bank, a nonprofit who partners with community agencies to provide nutritious food to those in need, are pleased to announce the selection of Linda Hamilton as the new Chief Executive Officer. She begins her official duties July 1, 2015. Linda will fill the vacancy created by Gary Bright who has accepted a position with Century Health as Emergency Services Therapist/Fund Development in Findlay, Ohio.

“We are pleased to announce this appointment” said Philip Compton, West Ohio Food Bank Board Chair. “Linda brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise to the position having served in various roles in the non-profit arena at the local, regional and national level. She has success in strengthening leader performance, building a true learning organization, aligning culture to strategy and building capacity to achieve long term business goals. We look forward to her energy and enthusiasm as she begins her new position. “

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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