Ohio National Guard: Help Is On The Way
The Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank along with the Ohio Association of Foodbanks and the 11 other Feeding America foodbanks across Ohio, is incredibly grateful for the leadership of Ohio’s elected officials during this public health crisis. We want to especially commend Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton, Ohio Adjutant General MG John C. Harris Jr., and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services for their steadfast support and their action to deploy the National Guard to help feed Ohio families.
The closure of K-12 schools, cancellation of gatherings, and shutdown orders for certain businesses are necessary actions to protect public health and minimize loss of life and strain on our healthcare system. However, they are already contributing to and will continue to contribute to high levels of additional need for help from our hunger relief system.
We will continue to monitor this situation and its impact on our network. If you are seeking help with food and need information about where emergency food will be distributed in your area, please contact us at www.toledofoodbank.org or 419-242-5000.
We welcome these National Guard members as part of our foodbank family and thank them for their dedication and diligence in the weeks ahead. We encourage our clients and community members to join us in welcoming them with gratitude and friendship as they assist us in our important work