An Update from OSAE Member Mid-Ohio Foodbank
If you're looking to assist, this information is vital
The Mid-Ohio Foodbank is sharing updates and insights on hunger relief efforts during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. For ongoing updates from the Mid-Ohio Food Collective, visit www.midohiofoodbank.org and click on the link to their COVID-19 page.
General sites for official updates for Ohio are:
- The Ohio Department of Health at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/;
- Centers for Disease Control at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html;
- For information on schools, http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Student-Supports/Coronavirus.
- For hunger and poverty relief information, visit http://www.ohiofoodbanks.org/ or Mid-Ohio Foodbank.
Be advised that Mid-Ohio Foodbank and its agency partner network are open and working with their local partners to ensure no one goes hungry during and because of this public health threat.
The Mid-Ohio Collective and its anchor asset, Mid-Ohio Foodbank, along with its sister food banks across the state continue to refine their operations to meet the needs of Ohio's communities to ensure social distancing while connecting hungry neighbors with food. Many food relief organizations have gone to a “no touch” delivery system where food is pre-boxed and taken to the waiting vehicle, minimizing congregations and individual contact. Ohio’s food banks and their partners are taking steps to ensure the safety of their customers, supporters and staff.
In addition - Mid-Ohio Foodbank believes there is an urgent need for non-profits across Ohio is for donations and volunteers.
Not-profit organizations rely on charitable giving as well as an aging volunteer base. For their own safety, older Ohioans and those with underlying health conditions are generally unable to continue volunteering during this crisis. If individuals, companies or other groups inquire about how they can help the community, please refer them to a local pantry or other social service organization.