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Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
2016 Statistics

Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank currently serves approximately 250 non-profit agencies in
Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Williams, and Wood Counties.


Numbers at a Glance

  • 1 in 6 people (overall) and 1 in 4 children are at risk of hunger in Northwest Ohio
  • 8,514,840 meals were provided in 2016
  • 149,591 children served in 2016
  • 100 million pounds of food has been distributed by the Food Bank since our creation in 1984
  • 68 percent of client households fall at or below 100 percent of the poverty level
  • 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
  • 76 percent of all clients have attained a high school degree or General Equivalency Diploma (GED), or more
  • 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
  • 56 percent of households report choosing between paying for food and paying their rent or mortgage at least once in the past 12 months
  • 68 percent of households report choosing between paying for food and paying for transportation or gas for a car at least once in the past 12 months
  • 71 percent of households report choosing between paying or food and paying for utilities at least once in the past 12 months

Information and facts from 2014 Hunger Study, a quadrennial study done by Feeding America to assess the hunger needs of those living across the country
and within our Food Bank’s service area. -- 
Feeding America: 2014 Hunger in America Study

Ohio Hunger Statistics: 2015

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Graphic provided by the Ohio Association of Foodbanks


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