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Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
2015 Statistics

 

  • 1 in 6 people (overall) and 1 in 4 children are at risk of hunger in Northwest Ohio
  • 7,850,318 meals were provided in 2015
  • 191,900 children served in 2015
  • 100 million pounds of food has been distributed by the Food Bank since our creation in 1984

There are many different faces of hunger, including working adults, recently unemployed,
people in poor health and uninsured, and people with and without homes.

  • 18 percent of client households include grandparents who have responsibility for grandchildren who live with them
  • 12 percent of client households have no income, 38 percent have annual incomes of $1 to $10,000, and 33 percent have annual incomes of $10,001 to $20,000
  • 32 percent of households report choosing between paying for food and paying for school loans, tuition, or other educational expenses at least once in the past 12 months; 15 percent face this choice every month
  • 63 percent of households report choosing between paying for food and paying for medicine or medical care at least once in the past 12 months; 36 percent face this choice every month

We currently serve approximately 250 non-profit agencies in
Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Williams, and Wood County

Ohio Hunger Statistics: 2015

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Graphic provided by the Ohio Association of Foodbanks


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