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West Ohio Food Bank

Ending Hunger Together

Lima, OH   |  www.wofb.org

Mission

Everyone should have access to healthy, nutritious food. Together with our partners, we provide food to those in need.

Ruling year info

1990

CEO

Mrs. Tommie Harner

Main address

1380 E. Kibby St. PO Box 1566

Lima, OH 45804 USA

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EIN

34-1587528

NTEE code info

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Mobile Pantry Program

WOFB delivers a truckload of food right to the people. Mobile pantries are a quick, easy, inexpensive way that any non-profit organization or group can provide mass amounts of help to people who need it. The cost is $500.00 for 5,000 lbs of food or $1,000.00 for 10,000 lbs. of food. Fast, efficient, and affordable.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

We provide millions of pounds of food each year to our smaller member agencies throughout our 11 county service area. To become a partner agency that can receive food from us, they must contact us to apply for membership.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The local Snack Pack Program attempts to reduce child hunger, educate students on proper nutrition and promote healthy lifestyles. Each weekend, qualifying children receive nutritious foods to supplement weekend meals at home. This program is designed to provide extra support during weekends for children who typically receive free or reduced priced breakfast and lunch at schools.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) provides a 32-40 lb box of shelf stable foods along with a 2 lb block of cheese to eligible participants throughout our 11-county service area. Eligible participants must be 60 years of age and older and fall within 130% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. This program currently is provided to 1,255 eligible participants throughout our service area.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Our volunteers come from all walks of life: church groups, employment agencies, municipal court, local companies, senior citizen groups and more. Volunteers help with everyday operations and special projects. Opportunities range from general cleaning, loading agency vehicles, packing bags for the Snack Pack Program or Senior Boxes, assisting with loading vehicles for community-wide distributions, to answering phones and helping with mailings. For more information on volunteer opportunities contact WOFB.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Religious groups
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of Meals provided to food insecure individuals within West Ohio Food Bank's 11-county service area directly and through partner agencies.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

West Ohio Food Bank aims to develop unique programming and distribution methods to reach our most vulnerable populations located throughout its 11-county service area. Most of the territory in West Ohio Food Bank's service area is rural with a lot of food deserts. Our focus is to reach the food insecure individuals residing within these areas and ensure they have food on their tables to eat.

We continue to put health and food together as new programs are developed. We recognize that health and proper nutrition go hand in hand and our goal is to provide nutritious food that can meet the needs of individuals experiencing poor health issues with food insecurity as one of the factors that have led to these issues.

• Procuring and distributing the highest quality nutritious food through a network of community partners. West Ohio Food Bank will continue to strengthen its relationship with the food indus- try, Feeding America and government agencies to ensure an adequate supply of food is avail- able to those in need.

• Strengthening and expanding our community-based efforts that address the underlying causes of hunger. West Ohio Food Bank will become a stronger advocate in the fight against hunger and will recruit others in our mission.

• Implement a new outcome measurement system and building a stronger organization. West Ohio Food Bank will measure its impact while ensuring that our organization is positioned to serve our communities until hunger is eradicated.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    The people we serve with the mission of our work are men, women, children, adults, elderly, all races and ethnicities who are food insecure and at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Our food bank started to pre-register individuals for food distributions at our location because of the long lines that those attending had to wait in to receive food. By having a pre-registration process, we can control how many families visit each hour and get them served and, on their way, much more efficiently and timely.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    It has provided them with a voice to share their opinions, experiences with the food bank so we can make any adjustments necessary to provide the best service we can.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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West Ohio Food Bank

Board of directors
as of 10/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Michael Dulle

State Bank

Term: 2018 - 2023

Tim Rieger

St. Ritas

Linda Hamilton

Retired

Brandon Nevergall

Woodforest Bank

Jennifer Niese

Nutrien

Greg Stumbaugh

Logistics

Hans Varga-Silva

Marathon Petroleum

Joe Rocca

AEP

Ron Rooker

CHOPIN Hall

Crystal Weitz

University of Findlay

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/18/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data