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West Ohio Food Bank Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 07/30/2013: West Ohio Food Bank

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: WEST OHIO FOOD BANK

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Lima, OH
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West Ohio Food Bank Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 07/30/2013: West Ohio Food Bank

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: WEST OHIO FOOD BANK

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Physical Address: Lima, OH 45802 1566
EIN: 34-1587528
Web URL: www.wofb.org 
NTEE Category: K Agriculture, Food, Nutrition
K30 Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs
Year Founded: 1988 
Ruling Year: 1990 


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Mission Statement

To create a hunger free West Central Ohio by soliciting and providing food and grocery products to approved distribution agencies; increasing public awareness of domestic hunger and advocating for public policies that eliminate this problem.

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: July 1, 2010
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2011

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Leadership (GuideStar Exchange,
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Mr. Gary Bright

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Since Aug 2012

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Programs

Program: Mobile Pantry Program (GuideStar Exchange,
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Food Distribution
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Program Description:

WOFB delivers a truckload of food right to the people. Mobile pantries are a quick, easy, inexpensive way that any non-profit organization or group can provide mass amounts of help to people who need it. The cost is $500.00 for 5,000 lbs of food. Fast, efficient, and affordable.

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Food Distribution
Population Served:
Adults
Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

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We provide millions of pounds of food each year to our smaller member agencies throughout our 11 county service area. To become a member agency that can receive food from us, they must contact us to apply for membership.

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Program: School Backpack Program (GuideStar Exchange,
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Food Distribution
Population Served:
Children Only (5 - 14 years)
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The local Backpack Program attempts to reduce child hunger, educate students on proper nutrition and promote healthy lifestyles. Each weekend, qualifying children receive nutritious foods to supplement weekend meals at home. This program is designed to provide extra support during weekends for children who typically receive free or reduced priced breakfast and lunch at schools.

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Program: WOFB Senior Food Box (GuideStar Exchange,
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Food Distribution
Population Served:
Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens
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This program is provided to approximately 225 eligible participants throughout the Lima area. Eligible participants must be 50 years of age and older and fall within 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. This program is partially funded by United Way of Greater Lima.

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Program: Commodity Supplemental Food Program (GuideStar Exchange,
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Food Distribution
Population Served:
Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens
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Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) provides a 32-40 lb box of shelf stable foods along with a 2 lb block of cheese to eligible participants throughout our 11 county service area. Eligible participants must be 60 years of age and older and fall within 130% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. This program currently is provided to 1,383 eligible participants throughout our service area.

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Program: Volunteer Program (GuideStar Exchange,
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Our volunteers come from all walks of life: church groups, employment agencies, municipal court, local companies, senior citizen groups and more. Volunteers help with everyday operations and special projects. Opportunities range from general cleaning, loading agency vehicles, repacking bulk foods, packing bags for the Backpack Program or Senior Boxes, to answering phones and helping with mailings. For more information on volunteer opportunities contact WOFB.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

Vision:  A hunger-free West Central Ohio
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