Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
2 year commitment
Food banks and food pantries play a key role in meeting the nutritional needs of low-income children and families, who have less access to nutritious, affordable foods and are disproportionately impacted by obesity and diet-related disease. Our food bank partners make sure that times of sacrifice don’t also mean sacrificing good health.
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank will receive support from PHA to implement a comprehensive nutrition ranking system over the next two years. PHA will provide technical assistance to help Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank understand the nutritional quality of its inventory, enhancing food equity for the communities they serve.
The Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank Inc., is a non-profit, 501©(3) organization. It was founded in 1984 to solicit, collect and store donations of surplus food and grocery products from all segments of the food industry, as well as solicit and collect monetary donations for the purchase of food products. We then serve as clearinghouse for these foodstuffs for agencies, such as food pantries and day care centers that feed the hungry throughout the region, providing them access to wholesome food. Our qualified agencies distribute the collected product to the hungry in Northwest Ohio. Member agencies include emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, rehabilitation centers, special programs for the elderly, group homes, holiday food basket programs and non-profit day care centers.
Low-income people are at increased risk for both food insecurity and obesity