For 30 years, Mid-Ohio Foodbank, a member of Feeding America, has partnered with local grocers, food companies, Ohio farmers, and other community groups to distribute food to more than 500 sites across Ohio, including afterschool programs, food pantries, and shelters. Mid-Ohio Foodbank serves 250,000 people each year, and 35 percent of requests for food assistance are for children. Although free or reduced school lunches can benefit children during the school day, they typically do not have access to such programs over the weekend.
Mid-Ohio Foodbank provides students with healthful groceries to take home over the weekend. Through its backpack program, the food bank distributes food to 31 sites in both Franklin and Marion Counties, and plans to distribute backpacks filled with nutritious food twice a month at each location throughout the school year. Each backpack contains fresh fruit, macaroni, crackers or bread, cereal, shelf-stable milk, tuna or peanut butter, and one or two other snacks.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help provide healthful food to sustain children at risk for hunger over the weekend. If G-Team members raise $350, then Mid-Ohio Foodbank can provide 70 backpacks full of food to children who participate in free or reduced school-lunch programs. Each additional $5 raised will be used to fill another backpack with food.
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