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Latest Updates on Services and WOFB Food Distributions during Covid-19 Pandemic

The West Ohio Food Bank lobby is CLOSED, but staff are still reporting to work during our normal business hours M-Th 8am-5pm, Fri 8am-2:30pm..Please call 419-222-7946..Pantries and agencies coming for pick-ups, please call the office number to let us know you are here..

Emergency Food Pantry visits at the West Oh Food Bank on Wed 3-5pm and Fri 12-2pm ARE NOW CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

CSFP (Senior Box) pickups are now only being distributed on their assigned days, 3rd Tuesday and 4th Thursday of each month; First Chance pick-up is the 3rd Tuesday of each month, in July, it is Tuesday July 21 from 9am-11am; Second Chance pick-up is the 4th Thursday of each month, in July, it would be Thursday July 23 from 2pm-3pm

In order to reduce the possible spread of COVID-19, no walk-in pick-ups will be allowed; Sorry for any inconvenience

~~ THE WEST OHIO FOOD BANK WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2020, AND FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2020, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY ~~

Additional Food Distributions:

-Fri July 10, 10:00am-1:00pm, PRE-PACKAGED PRODUCE, MEAT, AND DAIRY BOX GIVEAWAY at West Ohio Food Bank, 1380 E. Kibby St., Lima, OH (open to anyone in need, LIMIT 2 families per vehicle please, if you are picking up for someone who is not with you, you must show their ID)

Mon July 13, 9:00am-12:00pm, lunch break, then 1:00pm-3:00pm:
POP-UP DISTRIBUTION at West Ohio Food Bank – 1380 E. Kibby St., Lima, OH (do not line up before 8:30am; open to anyone in need)

-Tue July 14, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Mercer County Monthly Food Distribution at The Galleria, 909 Wayne Street, Celina, OH 45822 (open to any Mercer Co residents in need)

-Wed July 15, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Hardin County Food Distribution – at ONU campus, Ada, OH (open to any Hardin Co residents in need)

-Thu July 16, 10:00am – 12:00pm: SMC Resource Center @ Forest Park – PRODUCE ONLY – 315 S. Collins, Lima, OH 45804 (do not line up before 9am)

-Thu July 16, 1:00pm – 3:00pm: Hancock Co. Food Distribution – at University of Findlay, 300 Davis St., Findlay, OH 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (open to any Hancock Co residents in need)

-Fri July 17, 10:00am – 12:00pm: Putnam County Food Distribution – at Leipsic High School, 232 Oak St, Leipsic, OH (open to any Putnam Co residents in need)

-Veterans Food Pantry (Lima/Allen Co.): Starting July 7, 2020, the Veterans Food Pantry will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm-3:45pm

New Life Church International:  Temporarily closed

Salvation Army Tiffin: Food Distribution Hours are now 9am-Noon and 1pm-3pm on Tuesdays and Fridays; Office Hours are now closed on Mon, Tue, Thu and Fri 9am-Noon and 1pm-3pm, Wed 9am-Noon

Free Meals to Youth in Need!
Children’s Hunger Alliance
is providing 750 meals for many youth in need as the COVID 19 pandemic continues. Tuesdays and Fridays
TIME: 10:30 AM-1:30 PM
LOCATION: SAFY Youth Drop-in Center, 658 W. Market St., Lima, 45801 Curbside Pick-up

Parents/guardians can pick up meals for youth 17 years and younger living their household

Please enter from Market Street and pull up to side entrance

Curbside Pick-up: Please stay in your car and call us when you arrive

Upon arrival, questions or concerns please contact us at (419) 695-3050 or

(419) 222-1527

If you regularly receive food or services from one of our pantries, PLEASE CALL THE PANTRY AHEAD OF TIME to check and see if they are still open or have changed any of their times and/or services!

-If we get information regarding any other pantry closures or change of hours, we will share that

DIY-cloth-face-covering-instructions.pdf

FOR OUR AGENCIES AND PANTRIES:

Homebound eligibility requirements for those asking for delivery of goods:

Home-bound-Covid-19.pdf

-Essential Worker letter that agencies/pantries can use for their staff: click on the link to print a copy

Essentials-Letter.pdf

New Income Eligibility Guidelines (thru pandemic period):

Temporary-TEFAP-Income-Eligibility-Guidelines

ODJFS TEFAP application form (thru pandemic period): 

Temporary-JFS-TEFAP-Application

Foodbank_Guidance_COVID-19-WOFB Completed

COVID-Food Pantry Guidelines

HOT MEALS PROGRAM-WOFB

Coronavirus Flyer – CDC prepares communities

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West Ohio Food Bank CEO Linda Hamilton on “Community Focus” which aired on Woofboom Radio stations in Delphos and Lima on April 12 (3 total cuts).

West Ohio Food Bank Agency Conf Call 6.19.20 (8 total cuts)

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West Ohio Food Bank Agency Conf Call 4.23.20 (9 total cuts)

West Ohio Food Bank Agency Conf Call 4.16.20 (8 total cuts)

West Ohio Food Bank Agency Conf Call 3.26.20 (4 total cuts)