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Hunger Action Month

Hunger Heroes Not all heroes wear capes-some wear orange in support of Hunger Action Month. Hunger. We all know that it is a problem. One that affects each and every community. Often times we feel overwhelmed by the complexity of the issue and are not certain what we can do or even where to start […]

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Hip Hip Hooray- It’s Harvest Market’s Special Day

Cue the confetti: The Harvest Market is celebrating its one year anniversary! On August 26th, 2016 the Harvest Market had its first market, EVER!  Now, 365 days later we couldn’t be happier with the growth of our Harvest Market. What started as an idea to help tackle the problem of local food insecurity has manifested […]

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Join Us at The Cash Explosion 30th Anniversary Celebration!

We’re excited to announce that the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank has been invited to join the Ohio Lottery’s Cash Explosion Show’s 30th Anniversary Celebration – to be filmed Saturday, August 19 at the Stranahan Theater – 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd, Toledo, OH 43614 | Directions Leading up to the celebration, the Cash Explosion Show is […]

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U.S. House 2018 Budget

U.S. House Budget Would Endanger Older Adults, People Living with Disabilities and Children Statement from Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks: “This week, the U.S. House Budget Committee approved its 2018 budget resolution, which strips billions of dollars from a program that helps working families, seniors and people living with disabilities […]

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Join Us on Harvest Market Days!

HARVEST MARKET – After a year of planning with community partners, the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank launched the Harvest Market in August of 2016. The Harvest Market currently serves six locations across the Food Bank’s four western counties, Defiance, Fulton, Henry, and Williams, with plans to add Sandusky and Ottawa counties in the fall […]

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#SolveSeniorHunger

Feeding America participates in Older Americans Month by raising awareness and showing support for seniors we serve, seniors in need and seniors who support us. More than 750,000 older adults are active volunteers across the Feeding America network. Make a Difference for Seniors Facing Hunger ~ Click Report To View ~ ~ Click Report To […]

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Join Ohio in the Fight to End Hunger

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National Nutrition Month – Help Us Give Meals

What is food insecurity? In Northwest Ohio, 1 in 6 people, including 1 in 4 children are food insecure. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as “a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life.” While hunger and food insecurity are closely related, they are distinct concepts. “Hunger” […]

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Ask Your State Rep To Volunteer

Each day, hunger is experienced in every community across our state. Currently, 1 in 6 people, including 1 in 4 children, are hungry in northwest Ohio. The Ohio Association of Foodbanks and its 12 partner food banks, including the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank, has made a request to Ohio Governor John Kasich to support […]

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Meet Epiphaney, Humberto & their children

“My husband Humberto and I have been married for nine years – but these past two have been the hardest we have known. We both started our careers serving in the army. I had to leave when we had our first child and a few years ago he was medically discharged. At the time we […]

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Join Our Growing Harvest Market Team

Looking to start a career in the nonprofit sector? The Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank’s new Harvest Market program has a great opportunity for you! We’re looking for a passionate new member to join our team who wants to make a difference while gaining valuable work experience. As an AmeriCorps VISTA member, you’ll receive a […]

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Fewer Ohioans Self-Sufficient Seven Years After Recession…

The number of Ohioans living in households with incomes low enough to make them eligible for help from foodbanks has increased by more than 356,000 people since the end of the Great Recession. Data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) show that from 2011-2015, about 34 percent of all individuals […]

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Feed New Traditions

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$10,000 Red-Nose Day Grant Received!

$10,000 Grant Received from Red-Nose Day To Feed Local Children The Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, received $10,000 for local child hunger programs in September! Inspired and supported by Comic Relief U.K. — the British charity behind Red Nose Day — NBC televised a three-hour benefit featuring hilarious stand-up comedy, clever parodies, sketch […]

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Feed a Family this Holiday Season

Tis the season for hats and warm mittens, hot chocolate by the fireplace, and delicious food shared with family and friends. As the holiday season is upon us, and Thanksgiving right around the corner, we begin to ponder what in our lives we are most thankful for. Some of our lists might include our family […]

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Harvest of Thanks Dinner, Dance & Auction to fight hunger in Northwest Ohio

The holiday time is a time to be thankful for all of the blessings you have been awarded in life. Your list may include: your family, your home, your career, etc. One thing that may not necessarily be at the top of your list is the food you eat every day. The breakfast you eat […]

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ATTENTION FOOD BANK SUPPORTERS!

Shop at any of your local Northwest Ohio T.J.Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods stores Fri., Nov. 4th thru Sun. Nov. 6th and join the fight against hunger in Northwest Ohio! All stores will collect $1, $5, or $10 donations at the register. 100% of funds raised will stay in our local community and will go toward […]

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Art in Food Festival

      Join the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank and the Toledo Museum of Art for Art in Food, a festival at the Toledo Museum of Art. Tour the table-for-two settings created by local designers, inspired by works of art in the gallery. In the evening, book your ticket for the chef lecture, gala, […]

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TRIVIA NIGHT – Fundraiser

Do you think your team knows it all? PROVE IT! The Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank is hosting TRIVIA NIGHT on Wednesday, November 2 at the Park Inn Toledo. Join us for an evening of laughter and fun as teams go head-to-head to win great prizes! Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and the competition begins at […]

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BIG LOTS Friends & Family Event Food Drive

Join us THIS WEEKEND, October 1 & 2, for the Big Lots Friends & Family event FOOD DRIVE! Bring your nonperishable items to any of the Big Lots locations below, and shop using this coupon! All donations stay in Northwest Ohio and will make a difference in the lives of many! Big Lots Donation Locations: […]

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HUNGER ACTION MONTH!

September is Hunger Action Month nationwide! This month we will stand together and raise awareness for hunger in our Northwest Ohio community. Did you know? 1 in 6 people (overall) and 1 in 4 children are at risk of hunger in Northwest Ohio. 100 million pounds of food has been distributed by the Food Bank since our creation […]

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The Great American Milk Drive

For the third September in a row, Kroger is hosting The Great American Milk Drive! This national drive unites food banks, grocery stores, and consumers, all working toward one common goal: providing much-needed gallons of milk with its vital nutrients to the families who need it most. Currently, 1 in 6 people face hunger in […]

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Feed the Eagles, Panthers & others in need…

The boys of fall are back as football season is nearing, and two teams are starting off the season with a little charitable giving! The Maumee Panther’s v. Clay Eagle’s Jamboree Scrimmage is scheduled to be played on Friday, August 19 at 6:00 p.m. at Maumee High School. In lieu of charging admission, the Maumee […]

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The Different Faces of Hunger

Consider the hundreds of faces you have seen throughout your lifetime and the hundreds more you will most likely see in the future. Were you able to recognize the faces of the individuals and families who were struggling, or have struggled with hunger? Your answer to this question is probably “no”, because as the 2014 […]

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Feed Our Future

Imagine trying to fall asleep at the end of a long day, but the sound of your rumbling stomach keeps you awake as it yearns to be fed. Sadly, many Northwest Ohioians do not have to imagine this, as this is their reality. The summer months are busy months for our member agencies, as children […]

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    Toledo Northwestern
    Ohio Food Bank
    can provide
    5 meals.