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West Ohio Food Bank Charity Profile
The West Ohio Food Bank is a 501(C)3 nonprofit service organization dedicated to alleviating hunger in the West Ohio area by uniting the public and private sectors in raising awareness of hunger needs. Our primary commitment to the eleven counties we serve is to find, rescue, and distribute food to hungry people through an efficient network of charities.
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.