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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Hunger and poverty don't take a break during the holiday season for many families struggling here in Central Ohio.

But this year, Hunger Hub is looking for your help and your voice in feeding hope and fighting hunger.

And it all begins by grabbing your phone.

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New Help Near Me Map

In our community’s fight against hunger and poverty, the effort to help others find food assistance has a new map.

The Hunger Hub Help Near Me Map is a free online interactive map -- with food pantries, soup kitchens and congregate meal locations -- that directs people to the resources closest to them where they can secure food or volunteer in their neighborhood.

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Take the #SNAPChallenge in September


The SNAP Challenge gives you a sense of what life is like for millions of low-income Americans facing hunger.

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Celebrate Hunger Action Month


Join the Fresh Revolution with Mid-Ohio Foodbank by taking Hunger Action.

Click to see the calendar of September events.

Marking 50th Anniversary of Food Stamp Act

Hunger Hub marks the 50th anniversary of the Food Stamp Act of 1964, groundbreaking legislation to help American families struggling with poverty and hunger.

Learn about the modern-day "SNAP Gap" and the economic impact of federal food assistance in Franklin County today.

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Power Up with Free Meals

Starting this Fall, every student in Columbus City Schools will get a free lunch -- along with free breakfast -- regardless of family income.

It’s simple: hungry kids can’t learn. The “Power Up with Free Meals” initiative will have major impacts on both student success and hunger in our city’s urban core.

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Prescription for Fresh Food

LSS Food Pantries partners with Mid-Ohio FoodBank and the Columbus Neighborhood Health Centers to encourage physicians at the clinics to provide patients a "prescription" for fresh produce at Columbus pantries.

Typically, when doctors recommend adding more fruits and vegetables to patients' diets, they don't ask if they have access to these foods or if they can even afford them. Now, LSS Food Pantries will be that answer and will have a system in place to manage and track referrals.

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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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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Eat Healthy or Pay Rent? Hunger's Nutritional Challenge


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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