Children's Hunger Alliance
Who We Are: Founded in 1970, Children’s Hunger Alliance is a statewide organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger. Simply put, our mission is to provide healthy meals to hungry children, advocate for the welfare of Ohio’s youngest citizens and teach nutrition education to those we serve. Children’s Hunger Alliance has a team of 50 professionals throughout the state who are passionate about helping kids in all of Ohio’s 88 counties.
What We Do: We partner with organizations throughout Ohio to provide nutritious meals to at-risk children who need them most. We work with in-home childcare providers, childcare centers, afterschool and summer programs, provide weekend meals, and work with schools to increase breakfast participation. We serve as sponsors of the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program and the Summer Food Service Program. These programs are administered in early childcare settings as well as afterschool and summer sites to provide children with food.
Why We're Important: Over 400,000 children across Ohio live in food insecure households. That means 1 in 5 children are unsure of their next meal. The work we do at Children’s Hunger Alliance is to provide one of the most basic needs – food – to our youngest and most vulnerable citizens. Having consistent access to food gives children the best opportunity to do well in school, become productive adults and break the cycle of poverty.Our work is vital to the children in Ohio that simply do not have enough food to sustain a healthy life.
How We Impact The Community: Throughour partnerships, we help Ohio’s children receive healthy meals. Children’s Hunger Alliance assists In-Home Childcare Providers and Childcare Centers serve more nutritious food, and create healthier child care environments. While many food insecure children receive free or reduced-priced meals at school, they often go without healthy meals when school is out. Afterschool and Summer programs are one of the most effective strategies for reaching children with nutritious food, as meals are delivered to sites where children already congregate. Along with this, our weekend meal boxes also help fill the meal gap many children experience.
How You Can Help: Ohio’s children struggling with food insecurity rely on the generosity of community members to help us provide them with the healthy meals they need. Consider donating your time, talent or financial gifts to help us feed at-risk youth in your community and throughout Ohio. Please make a tax-deductible donation by visiting childrenshungeralliance.org/givemeals. We also rely on volunteers to help us pack weekend meals, to learn more, visit childrenshungeralliance.org/volunteer.
Connect with Children’s Hunger Alliance
1105 Schrock Road, Suite 505, Columbus, Ohio 43229
President & CEO: Judy Mobley
Vice President, Development: Cindi Marshall
Board Chair: John Kompa, Hexion
*Based on data from Feeding America