All you should know and do to help end hunger in our community

Welcome to the Hunger Hub.

This virtual resource for all things hunger-related in Columbus and throughout Franklin County is the product of an unprecedented collaborative effort among key providers -- Mid-Ohio Foodbank, Children’s Hunger Alliance, LifeCare Alliance, and Lutheran Social Services Food Pantries -- and important funders such as the Nationwide Insurance Foundation.

Your voice is needed! Learn how hunger affects everyone. Discover why the impacts of hunger and poverty are more interconnected throughout our community than ever before. And join us to find an end to hunger once and for all.

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Breakfast: Starting the Day with Energy instead of Hunger Pain

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A good breakfast fuels you up. Free breakfasts from Children's Hunger Alliance and its summer partners are helping at-risk kids and teens throughout Columbus gain more energy, eat healthier, and start the day hunger free. 

CHA, Columbus Museum of Art Present Food Challenge for Kids at Local School

Children’s Hunger Alliance has partnered with the Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) to provide educational and enjoyable programs for children at summer meal program sites in Franklin County. CMA's first appearance was at Trevitt Elementary School

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Veggie SNAP helps more enjoy fresh produce

For the nearly quarter million area residents who rely on federal food assistance to eat each month, a new effort by Franklin County and the City of Columbus will provide access to fresh fruits and vegetables at local farmers' markets.

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Snapshots of Summer: Half-a-Million Meals

A picture is worth a thousand words. But the important number this summer is how many at-risk kids take advantage of free meals.

Hunger Hub founding partner Children’s Hunger Alliance looks to top more than half-a-million meals in Columbus.

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School Report Cards Reflect Impact of Poverty and Hunger

In Ohio's high schools where the majority of students are economically disadvantaged, nine out of every ten schools received low grades on their state academic report card.

But a recent report shows how three high schools here in Columbus Public Schools beat the odds that poverty and hunger stacked against their students.

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Columbus City Schools to Offer Free Lunch

Starting this fall, every student in Columbus City Schools will receive a free lunch.

Both hunger and poverty have a disproportional impact on the children. Hungry kids can't learn. And it's more than just being distracted by a growling stomach.

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Food Aid for Poor Franklin County Families Also Feeds Local Economy and Jobs

Every $5 in federal funds spent on feeding hungry and poor families in Franklin County generates an $8 impact on the county’s economic output.

Hunger Hub unveils a new study by the region's most respected economist showing the impacts of federally-funded food programs on all Central Ohioans, not just those who receive assistance.

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Hunger in Franklin County's Gay and Lesbian Community

The annual Pride March celebrates Columbus' growing and vibrant gay and lesbian community.

But a recent study suggests that hunger in our GLBT community may be growing as well, with GLBT adults nearly twice as likely to rely on food assistance to keep from going hungry last year.

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Hunger and Poverty Keep Dads Away on Father's Day

Nearly half of all Columbus children live with only one parent. On this Father's Day, we learn that dads challenged by hunger and poverty are more likely to be absent in a child’s life. And we spotlight one initiative to change that.

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Eat Healthy or Pay Rent? Hunger's Nutritional Challenge

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New Label Missing Most Important Number: Cost

Updates to the nutrition label found on packaged foods at the grocery miss the most important factor for low-income families.

Hunger Hub asks: what about the price?

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