The mission of The Foodbank is to relieve hunger through the acquisition and distribution of food to hungry people throughout the Miami Valley. Food and related supplies are distributed to a network of pantries, community kitchens, shelters and other charitable programs, all of which support the health and development of food insecure individuals.
If you or someone you know needs help with food assistance, please contact the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area’s Helplink. Dial 2-1-1 or 225-3000.
The Foodbank is a member of Feeding America- “The Nation’s Foodbank Network.”
We are a private, nonprofit organization supported by generous individuals, corporations and foundations. In addition The Foodbank receives funding from the Montgomery County Human Services Levy, and is a United Way Partner Agency.
Feeding America produced “Hunger in America 2010,” a comprehensive profile of the incidence and nature of hunger and food insecurity in the U.S.
The results of Hunger in America 2010 should be discomforting. It is difficult to understand how people living in this land of plenty can have to make decisions between paying for food or other household necessities. It is a troubling thought that children and seniors, in this country, may have to go without the most basic need – the need for food – strictly due to a lack resources. Hunger in America 2010 tells the stories of more than 37 million Americans who receive emergency food assistance each year from Feeding America-The Nation’s Food Bank Network of charitable agencies.
The Foodbank was among 185 agencies who voluntarily participated in this eye-opening study. Information was gathered from interviews with clients at our network agencies in Montgomery, Greene and Preble Counties.