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 2017 we helped provide 7 million nutritious meals and snacks to hungry children throughout the state of Ohio.

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    We partner with 1,000 in-home child care providers and 25 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 2.200 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 285 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

Judy Mobley
President and Chief Executive Officer

Board of Directors

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

Jennifer Allen (Secretary)
Crowe Horwath LLP

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

Diane Bean (At-Large)
Senior Manager

Steve Bennett (At-Large)
Market President Central Ohio
US Bank

Ellen Berndt (Advisory Director)
Community Member

Kyle Brandon
Business Development Manager
Clark Schaefer Hackett

Jeffrey Brock (Past Chair)
Future Space LLC

Jeff Burt

Corey Case
Vice President, Customer Engagement
Cardinal Health

Marty Connors
Vice President, Employee Benefits
USI Insurance Svcs.

Lisa Dodge
Vice President
Sean P. Dunn & Associates

Todd Elliott
Vice President
JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Susan Gueli (Vice Chair)

Troy Kemelgor (At-Large)
Managing Partner
Northwestern Mutual

John Kompa
VP Investor Relations and Public Affairs

Mark Lombardozzi
SVP, Human Resources
The Huntington National Bank

Jeff Markowski
Division Manager

Judith Matsko
Director of Advancement

Bob McCann
Manager of IT Support Services
Crane Group

Melissa McHenry
Director, External Communications
American Electric Power

Carolyn Mendel
Plant Manager
General Mills

Hansel Rhee (At-Large)
Ice Miller LLP

Anita Sipes
Manager, Corporate Affairs Department
Honda of America Mfg., Inc.

Jeff Stone
Market Manager, Central OH NE Division

Dan Williamson
Senior Vice President
Paul Werth Associates

Michelle Yeager
Co-Founder & CEO
The Champion Companies

Jeffrey Burt (Chair)

Megan Blake-Weinman
BMO Harris Bank

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

Theresa Potter
Community Member

Jack Reall
Columbus Fire Fighters Union Local 67

Nikki Scarpitti (Vice Chair)
Columbus Metropolitan Library

Shelby Sutphen
Sutphen Corporation

Marty Connors (Chair)
USI Insurance Svcs.

Tiffany Burns
Resiliency Rentals, LLC

Justin Burris
First Federal Bank of the Midwest

Wes Evans

Barrie Howell

Meliss Klorer (Vice Chair)
Mercy Health

Ben Kramer
Key Bank

Janna Waltz
Skylight Financial Group

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

Michael Balsimo
Balsimo Strategic Marketing, LLC

Michael Bartrum
Meigs County

Adam Bennett
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

Brett Kim

John Wharff
Jawco, Inc.

Lance Wilson

 Jeff Markowski (Chair)

Catherine Hanlin
Community Member

Jeff Jackson
Applied Industrial Technologies

Judith Matsko (Past Chair)

Jill McFarland
The Sherwin-Williams Company

Machele Merriweather
Akron Children’s Hospital

Stephanie Morman

Gina Petredis
Cleveland Clinic

Brent Ryan

Diane Yates
Community Member

Kyle Brandon (Chair)
Clark Schaefer Hackett

Travis Green
AdvancePierre Foods

Rich Hughes
Kiesland Development Services, LLC

Daniel Schilens
Mint Energy

Robert Stallman
Miami Valley Lighting

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. The gifts and grants reported here reflect contributions received between October 1, 2015 and September 30,









B. Biegler Creative*
Children’s Practicing Pediatricians
Clear Channel Outdoor*
Columbia Gas of Ohio
Continental Building Systems Charities
Crane Group
Dayton Power & Light Company Foundation
Discover Financial Services, Inc.
DLZ Ohio, Inc.
DSW Inc.
Eclipse Corp.*
Georgetown Company
Griffin Communications*
Harry C. Moores Foundation
Hexion, Inc.
Ice Miller LLP
Kokosing Construction Company, Inc.
McDonald’s of Central Ohio
MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Old Trail Printing Company*
Resources International, Inc.
Robert L. Robbins
The Robert Weiler Company
Paula & Hewitt B. Shaw
United Way of Greater Cleveland
United Way of Greater Toledo
UnitedHealthcare Services Inc. of Ohio
Westerville Sunrise Rotary Foundation
William Swanston Charitable Fund
Michelle R. Yeager-Thornton
The Youngstown Foundation

*Indicates a portion of in-kind support

2016 Giving Society
Jennifer J. Allen CPA –
Shawn Anderson –
Amy and Paul Atkinson –
Michael Balsimo –
Carrie Barclay –
John V. Barger III –
Justin Bates –
Diane L. Bean –
Ellen Berndt –
Susan and John Boylan –
Joelle and Jeff Brock –
Linda N. Brown –
Matthew J. Cavanaugh –
Doreen Canton –
Daniel Creekmur –
Mary Lynn and Arthur Foster –
Megan and John Gilligan –
Susan Gueli and John Fenzel –
H.R. Gray –
Stephanie Hanna Granger and Aaron Granger –
Laura and Jeff Hastings –
Victoria and Michael Hayward –
JoAnn Homan –
Kathryn Jeffrey –
Leslie and Troy Kemelgor –
Robert Kiger –
Nicole and Devray Kirkland –
George Knight –
Peggy and Tim Kolodziej –
George Kontogiannis –
Brian M. Lee –
Helen Liebman and Tom Battenburg –
Brent D. Lombardi –
Sonia and James Malz –
Jeff Markowski –
Judith E. Matsko –
Bob McCann –
Melissa McHenry –
Nancy and Steve Morris –
Brenda and D. Kevin Nusbaum –
Theresa and Stephen Paris –
Dianne Radigan –
Anne Powell Riley –
Robert L. Robbins –
Erin L. Roberts –
Debra and Martin Rosenthal –
Joseph Ruble –
Gary Sable –
Andrea and Tom Seipelt –
Paul & Hewitt B. Shaw –
Adam Skilken –
Julie and Christopher Slagle –
Katie & Luke Ubelhor –
Brooke E. Wagner –
Diana Westhoff and Robert Kiger –
Cheryl and David White –
Clarence Wissinger –
Marsha and William Wright –
Michelle R. Yeager-Thornton –
Ashlee Young –



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