Agriculture, Food, Nutrition

West Ohio Food Bank

  • Lima, OH
  • www.wofb.org

Mission Statement

Everyone should have access to healthy, nutritious food. Together with our partners, we provide nutritious food to those in need.

Main Programs

  1. Mobile Pantry Program
  2. Partner Agency Program
  3. School Backpack Program
  4. WOFB Senior Food Box
  5. Commodity Supplemental Food Program
  6. Volunteer Program
  7. Mobile Produce Market

ruling year

1990

chief executive for fy 2015

Mrs. Linda Hamilton

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Keywords

food, foodbank, hunger, needy

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EIN

34-1587528

Physical Address

1380 E. Kibby St.

Lima, 45804

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

Vision:  A hunger-free West Central Ohio

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

Mobile Pantry Program

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.

Category

Food Distribution

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Population Served

None

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Program 2

Partner Agency Program

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

Category

Budget

Population Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Program 3

School Backpack Program

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.

Category

Budget

Population Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

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Program 4

WOFB Senior Food Box

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.

Category

Food Distribution

Budget

Population Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

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None

Program 5

Commodity Supplemental Food Program

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.

Category

Food Distribution

Budget

Population Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

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None

Program 6

Volunteer Program

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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Volunteer Programs

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Population Served

None

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Program 7

Mobile Produce Market

In Allen County more than 18,000 people live in areas the U.S. Department of Agriculture call Food Deserts. That means many of the residents in those areas do not have access to fresh, affordable produce.

The Mobile Produce Market rolls over those barriers by bringing the food to you. The Market will be loaded up with a variety of fresh produce and hit the streets, making stops all over town where residents can get on the bus and buy regional, seasonal produce at well below grocery store costs.

Category

Human Services

Budget

Population Served

Social Media

@WestOhioFoodBank

@WestOhioFB

@WOFBLIMAOHIO

@West Ohio Food Bank

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WEST OHIO FOOD BANK
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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West Ohio Food Bank

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Mrs. Linda Hamilton

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Philip Compton

Retired- ONU Professor

Term: Jan 2012 - Jan 2016

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