Childhood Hunger in Ohio

Approximately 529,000 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 900 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 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

Judy Mobley
President and Chief Executive Officer

Board of Directors

Jennifer Allen (Chair)
Crowe LLP

Susan Gueli (Past Chair)

Troy Kemelgor (Vice Chair)
Managing Partner
Northwestern Mutual

Steve Bennett (Treasurer)
Market President Central Ohio
US Bank

Diane Bean (Secretary)
Senior Manager

Ellen Berndt (Advisory Director)
Community Member

Kelli Berner
Chief People Officer
The Champion Companies

Jeff Burt

Corey Case
Vice President, Customer Engagement
Cardinal Health

Sheldon Clarke
Community Member

William Creedon
Associate Attorney
Scott, Scriven & Wahoff LLP

Lisa Dodge
Vice President
Sean P. Dunn & Associates

Pamela Edwards
Mast Global at L Brands

Abigail Goolsby
South Operations Manager Great Lakes Disctrict
UPS (United Parcel Service)

Ryan Hecht

Jennifer Jarrell
Manager, Associate Communications and Engagement

Jon Jasper
Market President
Fischer Homes

Meliss Klorer
Northwest Ohio Children’s Trust Fund Coordinator
Mercy Health

John Kompa (At-Large)
VP Investor Relations and Public Affairs

Caitlin Krebs
Vice President, Relationship Manager

Mark Lombardozzi
SVP, Human Resources
The Huntington National Bank

Jeff Markowski
Division Manager

Judith Matsko
Community Member

Bob McCann
Manager of IT Support Services
Crane Group

Melissa McHenry (At -Large)
Director, External Communications
American Electric Power

Shelly Mulkern
Director, Quality Assuarnce
Bellisio Foods

Dr. Bob Murray
Department of Human Nutrition
OSU College of Education and Human Ecology

Aaron Ockerman (At-Large)
Ockerman Consulting

Theresa Olson
Vice President
JPMorgan Chase

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

Nikki Scarpitti
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Columbus Metropolitan Library

Laurie Starner
Communications – CelebrateOne
The City of Columbus, Mayor’s Office

Dan Williamson (At-Large)
Senior Vice President
Paul Werth Associates

William Creedon (Chair)
Scott, Scriven & Wahoff LLP

Megan Blake-Weinman
BMO Harris Bank

Lauren Brown
Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP

Priyam Chokshi

Reginald Fields
Ohio State Medical Association

Rand McClellan
Baker Hostetler

Kent Rademaker
Highlights for Children

Brett Radulovich
NiSource/Columbia Gas

Steven Rigdon

Ryan Singer
Crow LLP

Mike Walter
United Healthcare

Ann Whisler

Meliss Klorer (Chair)
Mercy Health

Charmaine Benson
HCR Manor Care/ProMedica

Justin Burris
First Federal Bank of the Midwest

Marty Connors
USI Insurance Svcs.

Julie Dolan

Wes Evans

Elizabeth Gorski
B.G. Blooms

Kristi Hill
Dana Incorporated

Tracy Isaacson
Waterford Bank

Bailey Koester

Dave Kontur
Lucas County Family & Children First Council

Dr. Mary Murray
Bowling Green State University

Jennifer Pizio
University of Toledo

Michael Whalen
Community Member

Shelly Mulkern (Chair)
Bellisio Foods

Adam Bennett
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

Brenda Lemon
Teacher’s Union

Carolyn Mendel
General Mills, Inc. (Wellston)

Katie Schacht
Ohio University

John Wharff III
Jawco, Inc.

Jeff Markowski (Chair)

Christine Arvay
Junior League of Cleveland

Shari Caruso
Celebrations by Shari

Catherine Hanlin
Community Member

Jeff Jackson
Applied Industrial Technologies

Christina Niro
Frantz Ward

Jill McFarland
The Sherwin-Williams Company

Machele Merriweather
Community Member

Stephanie Morman

Gina Petredis
Cleveland Clinic

Brent Ryan

Beth Weber

Diane Yates
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Caitlin Krebs (Chair)
PNC Bank

Kyle Brandon
USI Insurance

Mark Brownstein
Duke Energy

Kevin Crapsey

Sister Barbara Davis
Sister’s of Charity Cincinnati

Steve Denny
Winton Woods City Schools

Sister Karen Elliott
CPPS Heritage Mission Fund & Mount St. Joseph University

Antoinette Geyer

Travis Green
Casual Living Brands

Jim Hunter
Ret. Emerson

Robert Stallman
Miami Valley Lighting

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, 2016 and September 30, 2017.







Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
The Andrew Jergens Foundation
Battelle Memorial Institute
Cardinal Health Foundation
Children’s Practicing Pediatricians
Columbia Gas of Ohio
Columbus Business First*
The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley
General Mills Foundation
Hexion Inc.
IBM Employee Giving
Ice Miller LLP
Indu and Vijay Gopal
Ingram-White Castle Foundation
MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
Harry C. Moores Foundation
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
William Swanston Charitable Fund
UnitedHealthcare Services Inc. of Ohio
United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
United Way of Greater Cleveland
US Bank – West Broad
The Robert Weiler Company
The Western Reserve Health Foundation
John C. Williams Charitable Trust
Michelle R. Yeager-Thornton

*Indicates a portion of in-kind support

2017 Giving Society
Jennifer J. Allen
Shawn Anderson
Anil Arya
Mark Baer
Carrie Barclay
Lori Barreras and Alex Fischer
Diane Bean
Brenda and Stephen Bennett
Ellen Berndt
Andrea Biada
Georgia A. Bishop
Chris Bouzounis
Kyle T. Brandon
Joelle and Jeffrey Brock
Lisa Brooks
Randolph Brubaker
Matthew Cavanaugh
Irina Ceaparu
Carrie Crockett
Vana D’Aurora
Kenton R. Davis
Melissa Davis
Jami Dewolf
Raquel P. Dowdy-Cornute
Alex Fischer
Renee Flack
David O. Frantz
Shannon Gerasimchik*
Megan and John Gilligan
Vijay Gopal
Travis Green
Susan Gueli and John Fenzl
Bade Vasfiye Guney
Catherine Hanlin
Pam Heminger
Laurie and Al Hill
Thomas Hill
Carl Hott
Barrie and Robert Howell
Donna and Larry James
Kathryn Jeffrey
Peggy Kelley
Leslie and Troy Kemelgor
Erica and Brett Kim
Devray Kirkland
Margaret Klorer
Meliss Klorer
George F. Knight
George Kontogiannis
Melodee S. Kornacker
Benjamin Kramer
Brian M. Lee
Lisa N. Levine
Helen Liebman and Tom Battenberg
Mark Lombardozzi
Jeffrey Markowski
David M. Masterson
Judith E. Matsko
William H. Matthews
Robert McCann
Melissa A. McHenry
Machele Merriweather
Bernadette A. Minton
Brian G. Mittendorf
Judith and Randy Mobley
Stephanie Morman
Steve Morris
Robert Murray
Rachel and Stephen Mushrush
Randy Nelson and Anne Nelson
Colleen and Timothy O’Dell
Theresa Olson and Mark Owens
Karen L. Payne
Becky Phillips
Thaliyil V. Rajanbabu
Anne Powell Riley
Jack E. Reall
Robert Robbins
Joseph Ruble
Gary Sabel
Gregory G. Samijlenko
Jenniffer and Daniel Schilens
Andrea and Tom Seipelt
Charles Seipelt
Pamela A. Severance
Hewitt Shaw
Thomas J. Sheridan
Julie A. Sherwood
Julie and Christopher Slagle
Vicki and Robert Stallman
Ty Stickdorn
Sheri Tackett
Katie and Luke Ubelhor
Steven Ubelhor
Nicole Vangeloff
Lisa M. Vidacs
Brooke E. Wagner
Eric J. Walker
Diana Westhoff and Robert Kiger
Alan W. Whitlow
Diane and Robert Yates
Brian Yeager
Michelle Yeager-Thornton



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

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