Children’s Hunger Alliance

August 15, 2013  • 

More than 25% of Ohio households with children reported there was a time in the last year when they were unable to buy enough food. As a result, about 750,000 children in Ohio may not know where their next meal is coming from. Children in food insecure households face elevated risks that negatively impact them and their future. Undernourished children are more likely to miss school, score lower on achievement tests, suffer from obesity and more.

In response, Ohio-based Children’s Hunger Alliance started with a single volunteer and a $2,000 grant in 1970. Today, their programs and services now touch communities in every county in Ohio, helping feed the hungry minds and bodies of hundreds of thousands of children each year. The organization has had different names – Hunger Task Force and Ohio Hunger Task Force – but more than 40 years later, their goal is the same: to end childhood hunger in Ohio.

Children’s Hunger Alliance’s mission is to ensure all children are fed regular and nutritious meals and develop lifelong healthy eating habits. The organization offers programs that directly feed children nutritious meals, works with schools and other community-based agencies to expand participation in all child nutrition programs and educates children about healthy living by teaching them how to make healthy food choices and engage in physical activity.

Visit the Children’s Hunger Alliance website to learn how this organization is feeding hungry minds and bodies across Ohio.