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Giving Back

Giving back to the community greatly impacts those in need and enhances their Quality of Life. Each year The Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce presents an award to a nominated Non – Profit Company that has contributed to the common good of our community and enhanced the quality of life. The 2016 Non-Profit of the year recipient is the West Ohio Food Bank.2016 Non-Profit of the Year Award Recipient

West Ohio Food Bank
1380 E. Kibby St.
Lima, OH 45804
(419) 222-7946

Food insecurity is one factor in an exceedingly complex equation. A family experiencing food insecurity is often struggling to pay for rent, utilities, medical care and other essential needs.

The West Ohio Food Bank is the largest food distribution system in West Ohio coordinating, collecting, warehousing and distributing food. The process of getting food to individuals in need requires a dynamic infrastructure and sophisticated management.

Together with partner agencies, the West Ohio Food Bank is making progress in helping people overcome food insecurity trying to find their way to self-sufficiency.

West Ohio Food Bank is addressing hunger by increasing awareness and educating the public about hunger; connecting clients with federal benefits; collaborating with charitable partners at the local level to increase client stability; and, advocating for federal and state programs and policies that support low-income individuals.

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