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.
Hunger in America 2014
Feeding America produced Hunger in America 2014, comprehensive demographic profiles of people seeking food assistance through the charitable sector and an in-depth analysis of the partner agencies in the Feeding America network that provide this assistance.
Hunger in America 2014 is the sixth and most comprehensive study undertaken. The 2014 study reveals that each year, the Feeding America network of food banks provides service to 46.5 million people in need across the United States, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors. Through a network of 58,000 pantries, meal service programs, and other charitable food programs, the Feeding America network reaches people in need in every community across the U.S.
As a result of the Hunger in America study, we have a more profound understanding of the people who receive assistance through the Feeding America network, the personal and economic circumstances of their households, and the response of The Foodbank, Inc. to our local need in Montgomery, Greene, and Preble County.
To find out more about the nationwide study, click here.
To find out more on the local statistics for The Foodbank, Inc., click here.