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West Ohio Food Bank

Ending Hunger Together

Together with partner agencies, the West Ohio Food Bank is making progress in helping people overcome food insecurity trying to find their way to self-sufficiency. Distributing food and grocery items to people in need through food pantries and meal programs that serve children, adults, families, and seniors enables the client to take dollars that would be used to purchase food, to be put toward paying rent/mortgages, utilities, and strengthening our local economy within the 11 County service area.

West Ohio Food Bank is addressing hunger by increasing awareness and educating the public about hunger; connecting clients with federal benefits; collaborating with charitable partners at the local level to increase client stability; and, advocating for federal and state programs and policies that support low-income individuals.

We are one unified network – working together, learning from each other and helping neighbors in need. We maximize the depth and breadth of experiences throughout the entire staff, volunteers, board members and partner agencies by sharing information and lessons learned to solve similar challenges and expand our knowledge and skill sets.

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Weekly Events:

Click on media player below to hear our updated recording of upcoming food distribution events, or dial 419-222-7946 ext. 255

West Ohio Food Bank COO and Development Director on Hometown Stations “Noon Edition”- May 11, 2023

West Oh Food Bank and others from Ohio Assoc. of Food Banks visit Ohio Statehouse on May 3, 2023

We are continuing to stress to our state leaders about the need for more funding.
SC0437 would provide an additional $10,450,000 million per year to support the purchases of food through the Ohio Food and Agricultural Clearance programs. This amendment will demonstrate the Ohio Senate’s ongoing commitment to not only reducing hunger and hardship for Ohio children, families, workers, older adults and disabled Ohioans, but also support Ohio’s number one industry, agriculture. The funding will permit the Association to purchase and direct over 100 million more pounds of surplus, locally grown fruits and vegetables, protein and dairy, shelf-stable items and non-food household essentials to Ohioans in all 88 counties.

West Ohio Food Bank Receives Egg Donation from Cooper Farms – Mar. 27, 2023

Video: Hometown Stations YouTube channel