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Mid-Ohio Foodbank

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What region or area do you provide services in?
 

Mid-Ohio Foodbank serves people living in central and eastern Ohio. The Foodbank helps distribute food to more than 625 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, after-school programs, and senior housing sites in the area. 

How and when did the organization get started? 

Operation Feed Foodbank opened in April 1980 and distributed 205,200 pounds of food in its first year. When Operation Feed had more than 60 member food pantries, it moved to a 10,000 square foot warehouse in 1981.

In 1986, Operation feed officially became Mid-Ohio Food Bank (now Foodbank) and moved to a larger warehouse on West Mound Street. The organization started a formal volunteer program in 1987 to engage the community and fight against hunger. In the program’s first year, more than 500 volunteersdonated 10,000 hours. In 2011, Mid-Ohio Foodbank distributed more than 40 million pounds of food for the first time. 

How many employees do you have? 

We have a small group of employees to help with operations and fundraising.

How many volunteers does your organization have?  

Mid-Ohio Foodbank has around 13,000 volunteers helping them end hunger in the community.

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