The Foodbank, Inc.

Leading the charge to relieve hunger in our Community

For over 40 years, The Foodbank has served as the primary source of food for the hunger relief network in the Miami Valley. The Foodbank – the only one of its kind in the area – relieves hunger in the community through a network of partner agencies by acquiring and distributing food. The Foodbank provides the infrastructure for more than 100 member food pantries, community kitchens, and shelters that serve as the charitable hunger relief network in Montgomery, Greene, and Preble Counties.

The Foodbank strives to provide healthy, nutritious meals to all individuals we serve. Although The Foodbank’s mission is simple, making it happen is a great undertaking that grows larger every day. Countless individual volunteers help us organize food drives, help sort and distribute food to the needy and help us raise much needed funds.

No other organization in the Miami Valley does what we do.

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When I donate, where does my money go?

The Foodbank is committed to relieving hunger through the acquisition and distribution of food to hungry people in the Miami Valley. Donations to The Foodbank are used to support this mission by helping with the cost of food, transportation, and keeping The Foodbank running.

How can I donate to The Foodbank?

There are many ways to donate to The Foodbank. To donate online, click here. Or you can send a donation to The Foodbank, 56 Armor Place, Dayton, OH 45417. If you would like to find out more about monthly giving or planned giving, contact Development Manager, Lee Lauren Truesdale (937)461-0265 x13 or at

How else can I help?

If you are interested in getting more involved to help solve hunger in the Miami Valley, consider volunteering or hosting a food drive! You can find other ways to help by looking at our Hungry to Help toolkit.

Where can I drop off food donations?

You can bring them to The Foodbank’s warehouse Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Friday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. No appointment is needed to drop off a donation and you will receive a donation form. We close for government holidays.

I need help with food. Where can I go to receive food assistance?

To find a pantry near you, call United Way’s Helpline at (937)225-3000. If you would like to see if you qualify for SNAP (formerly food stamps) or WIC, visit the Ohio Benefits Bank.

If you are a senior aged 60 or older and in need of assistance, you may be eligible for our monthly senior box program. Click here for more information and to apply.


The Foodbank brings food, comfort and hope to hungry families in the Dayton area.

For over four decades, The Foodbank has been the primary food supplier to the hunger relief network in Montgomery, Greene and Preble counties. Food and related supplies are acquired and distributed to a network of food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, Kids Café sites and school backpack programs that feed the hungry throughout the community. Over 100 nonprofit agencies are members of The Foodbank and provide services through more than 120 feeding programs in the Miami Valley.

The Foodbank works closely with Feeding America, the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, and the 12 food banks across Ohio to help solve hunger in our community.

The Foodbank Mission – The Foodbank relieves hunger in the community through a network of partner agencies by acquiring and distributing food.

The Foodbank Vision – No one should go hungry.

Accountability We will honor the public’s trust by maintaining the highest standards of ethics and stewardship.

Accessibility We will ensure all stakeholders equitable access to The Foodbank and its resources.

Advocacy We will be the voice in the community about hunger and speak out for those who do not have a voice. We will maintain and communicate information to others about hunger.

Availability We will ensure that quality and nutritious food and related supplies are available throughout our service area.

Collaboration We will actively seek to form and broaden collaborations committed to furthering our mission to relieve hunger.

Service We will serve others in a courteous, sensitive and compassionate manner.