Childhood Hunger in Ohio

Approximately 575,000 children across Ohio live in food-insecure households.
That means 1 in 5 children are unsure of where their next meal is coming from.

Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure that children
without access receive healthy food,
nutrition education and physical activity.

How Children’s Hunger Alliance Helps

Founded in 1970, Children’s Hunger Alliance is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger.

We partner with organizations throughout Ohio to provide nutritious meals to at-risk children who need them most. We help day care providers, day care centers, local school districts and afterschool and summer programs provide balanced, healthy meals to children in their care. Our team of educators also deliver nutrition education and lead children in physical activities to provide a balanced approach to childhood health.

Children’s Hunger Alliance has a team of 50 professionals throughout the state who are passionate about ending childhood hunger in Ohio’s 88 counties. Our home office is in Columbus, Ohio with regional offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland and Toledo.

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    In 2016 we helped provide 5 million nutritious meals and snacks to hungry children throughout the state of Ohio.

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    We partner with 900 in-home child care providers and 13 daycare centers to ensure they offer nutritious meals to infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

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    Education is key to ensuring kids and their caregivers understand the importance of nutrition and how it fuels overall health. Last year we led over 1,800 children through a 10-week nutrition and physical education.

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    We advocate for school breakfasts and provide financial grants to school districts to help students start their day with a healthy meal.

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    We partner with 265 afterschool programs to provide healthy meals and snacks to children at the end of their school day. We also lead students in nutrition and physical education.

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    Only 10% of children who receive free or reduced school lunches access summer meal programs. We advocate to increase awareness so children can attend summer enrichment programs and still receive nutritious meals.


Our Leadership

Executive Team


Judy Mobley
President and Chief Executive Officer

Erin Flynn
Senior Vice President,

Debra Parmer
Senior Vice President
Strategy, Compliance and Government Affairs

Board of Directors

Jeffrey Brock (Chair)
Community Member

Jennifer Allen (At-Large)
Crowe Horwath LLP

Shawn Anderson (Treasurer)
Treasurer and Chief Risk Officer
Columbia Gas of Ohio

Craig Auge
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Michael Balsimo
Balsimo Strategic Marketing, LLC

Diane Bean (At-Large)
Senior Manager
Ernst & Young

Steve Bennett
Market President Central Ohio
US Bank

Ellen Berndt (Advisory Director)
Community Member

David Celona
Strategic Impact Consulting

Marty Connors
Vice President, Employee Benefits
Brooks Insurance, a Division of USI Insurance Svcs.

Tracey Craig
President & CEO
Woodsfield Savings Bank

Lisa Dodge
Vice President
Sean P. Dunn & Associates

Todd Elliott
Vice President
JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Susan Gueli (Secretary)
Nationwide Financial IT

Stephanie Hanna Granger
Ohio State Bar Association

John Keaton
Director, Government & Regulatory Affairs
Duke Energy

Troy Kemelgor (At-Large)
Managing Partner
Northwestern Mutual Financial Group Inc.

Devray Kirkland (Past Chair)
Director, Diversity & Inclusion
Cardinal Health, Inc.

Kevin Lickman (At-Large)
SVP BP&A, Regional CFO Central & Northeast Ohio
Fifth Third Bank

Mark Lombardozzi
SVP, Human Resources
The Huntington National Bank

Judith Matsko
Director of Advancement

Bob McCann
Manager of IT Support Services
Crane Group

Melissa McHenry
Director, External Communications
American Electric Power

Hansel Rhee (At-Large)
Ice Miller LLP

Daniel Schilens
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Mint Energy

Jeff Stone
Market Manager, Central OH NE Division

Brooke Wagner (Vice Chair)
SVP Merchandise Planning & Allocations
Victoria’s Secret Stores

Michelle Yeager
Co-Founder & CEO
The Champion Companies

Troy Kemelgor (Chair)
Northwestern Mutual Financial Group Inc.

Jeffrey Burt
Eclipse Corporation

William Creedon
Scott, Scriven & Wahoff LLP

Kenton Davis
JPMorgan Chase

Reginald Fields
Ohio State Medical Association

Jennifer Jarrell

David Luby
UnitedHealthcare Services Inc. of Ohio

Robert Murray
OSU College of Edu. & Human Ecology

Patricia Petzel
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation

Theresa Potter
Community Member

Jack Reall
Columbus Fire Fighters Union Local 67

Nikki Scarpitti
Columbus Metropolitan Library

Shelby Sutphen
Sutphen Corporation

Marty Connors (Chair)
Brooks Insurance, a Division of USI Insurance Svcs.

Tiffany Burns
Resiliency Rentals, LLC

Justin Burris
First Federal Bank of the Midwest

Barrie Howell

Meliss Klorer
Mercy Health

Ben Kramer
Key Bank


Michael Balsimo (Chair)
Balsimo Strategic Marketing, LLC

Carolyn Mendel (Vice Chair)
General Mills, Inc. (Wellston)

Michael Bartrum
Meigs County

Ken Boldman
AEP Ohio (Chillicothe & Columbus Region)

Tracey Craig
Woodsfield Savings Bank

Brett Kim

Don Sloan

John Wharff
Jawco, Inc.

Judith Matsko (Chair)

Jeff Markowski (Vice Chair)
United Parcel Service

Jacqueline Ekey

Catherine Hanlin
Community Member

Jeff Jackson
Applied Industrial Technologies

Machele Merriweather
Akron Children’s Hospital

Stephanie Morman

Gina Petredis
Cleveland Clinic

Adam Skilken
Baker & Hostetler LLP

Lisa Vidacs
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Diane Yates
Community Member

Daniel Schilens (Chair)
Mint Energy

Kyle Brandon
Clark Schaefer & Hackett

Anne Chambers
Red 212

Travis Green
AdvancePierre Foods

Rich Hughes
Kiesland Development Services, LLC

Deanna Putman
Molina Healthcare of Ohio, Inc

Jay Sampson
General Mills, Inc.

Ashlee Young
Interact for Health

Our Supporters

We are very grateful for the generosity of the individuals, groups, businesses, foundations and friends that partner with us in the fight against childhood hunger. Their continued support truly makes a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of children throughout Ohio each year.


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Alliance Data – Easton
The Anderson’s, Inc. Charitable Foundation
B. Biegler Creative*
Champion Companies
Children’s Practicing Pediatricians
Clear Channel Outdoor*
Crane Group
Dayton Power & Light Company Foundation
Dispatch Printing Company*
DLZ Ohio, Inc.
DSW Inc.
Eclipse Corp.*
The Edwards Foundation
John D. Finnegan Foundation
Franklin County Auditor
Frank & Pearl Gelbman Charitable Trust
The Godman Guild Association
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Griffin Communications*
Hexion, Inc.
Huntington National Bank
The Andrew Jergens Foundation
McDonald’s of Central Ohio
Harry C. Moores Foundation
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
New York Community Bancorp, Inc.
NiSource Charitable Foundation
Old Trail Printing Company*
Panera – Breads of the World, LLC
Print Syndicate, LLC
Resources International, Inc.
Shelly Materials Inc.
Sisters Health Foundation
Stranahan Foundation
William Swanston Charitable Fund
United Way of Greater Cleveland
United Way of Greater Toledo
U.S. Bank Foundation
Westerville Sunrise Rotary Foundation

*Indicates a portion of in-kind support

2015 Giving Society
Tara & David Abraham
Jennifer Allen
Amy and Paul Atkinson
Mark Baer
Ellen Berndt
Robert Boutell
Susan and John Boylan
Joelle and Jeff Brock
Linda Brown
Cari and Timothy Burchwell
Viola Davis and Julius Tennon
DJ Steph Floss
Mary Lynn and Art Foster
Megan and John Gilligan
Vijay Gopal
Jane Graham
Susan Gueli and John Fenzel
Laura and Jeff Hastings
Ginger Haynes
Victoria Hayward
Scott Hicks
Terri Hill
David Hofer
JoAnn Homan
Andrew Jacobs
Nicole and Devray Kirkland
George Knight
Peggy and Tim Kolodziej
George Kontogiannis
Melodee Kornacker
Deborah and Charles Kozlesky
Helen Liebman and Tom Battenberg
Lisa Levine
Farah and Kamran Majidzadeh
Sonia and James Malz
Raines and Ranjan Manoranjan
William Matthews
Bob McCann
Melissa McHenry
Steve Morris
Merry and Robert Murray, MD
Rachel and Stephen Mushrush
Dean Nusbaum
Theresa and Stephen Paris
Gina and Thomas Petredis
Lisa Keder and William Pohlman
Dianne Radigan
Anne Powell Riley
Debra and Martin Rosenthal
Tricia Schaum
Charles Thomas Seipelt
Julie and Christopher Slagle
Gerri Speer
Paul Taylor
Stan Thall
Chad Richard Thompson
Katherine & Luke Ubelhor
Joan and Keith Wagner
Beatrice Wolper
Diane Ohama Yates and Robert Yates
Michelle Yeager



Join Our Team

Children's Hunger Alliance is looking for dedicated people who want to make an impact on the lives of Ohio's kids.

Open Positions