Welcome to the
West Ohio Food Bank
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.
The Mobile Produce Market will be closed next week 8/18-8/22 for staff training. Operations will resume the following week at West Ohio Food Bank's front parking lot at 1380 E. Kibby St., Lima, OH on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m..
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.
News and Events
Annual Agency Meeting for Member Agencies
ALL members receiving State & Federal Food are REQUIRED to attend.
NOTE: This is a member agency only event.
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