Mid-Ohio Foodbank is working toward a hunger-free, healthier community. Where do we serve? • 20 counties in Ohio • Network / 550 agencies • • • • • • • Food pantries Soup kitchens Senior centers Homeless shelters Afterschool programs Diverse network 80% of the food distributed from Mid-Ohio Foodbank. 2013 Distribution: 50 million pounds of food/grocery products That’s enough food for 107,000+ meals a day! Where it comes from: Food Industry: 52% Government: - USDA: 11% - State: 19% (Agriculture Surplus / Shelf Stable) - CSFP: 5% (Monthly Boxes for Seniors) Community Response: 13% (Operation Feed & other food drives) The Changing Mix • Non-perishable donations are shrinking. • Feeding America reports that 3 – 6 billion pounds of produce goes wasted each year. • The Foodbank’s average cost per pound for donated produce is $.17, compared to a cost of $.60 to acquire nonperishable items. Fresh is the Future • In 2013, the Foodbank distributed more than 50 million pounds of food. • Over half of the food distributed is now fresh – including fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy. • In 2013, the Foodbank distributed more than 20 million pounds of fresh produce. 35% of pantry food requests are for children and 15% are for senior citizens. We rely on the support of more than 13,500 volunteers every year to help us grow food, sort food & get it to the people who need it most. For every $1 donated The Foodbank provides 4 meals!