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 2020 we helped provide 7.4 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 1.000 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

Jodi Beekman
Senior Vice President, Finance & Operations

Shannon Amos
Vice President, Programs

Joy Kouns-Lewis
Vice President,
Human Resources & Risk

Cindi Marshall
Vice President, Development

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
JPMorgan Chase

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

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

Justin Burris
First Federal Bank of the Midwest

Julie Dolan

Wes Evans

Bailey Koester

Dave Kontur
Lucas County Family & Children First Council

Neha Mohan
Owens Corning

Dr. Mary Murray
Bowling Green State University

Vagish Vela

Shelly Mulkern (Chair)
Bellisio Foods

Adam Bennett
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

Brenda Lemon
Teacher’s Union

Katie Schacht
Ohio University

John Wharff III
Jawco, Inc.

Christine Arvay
Junior League of Cleveland

Corbin Barran

Nora Cook
Benesch Law

Brittney Garrett

Catherine Hanlin
Community Member

Cindy Hulse
Future Brands Global Plumbing Group

Christina Niro
Frantz Ward

Jill McFarland
The Sherwin-Williams Company

Machele Merriweather
Community Member

Stephanie Morman

Erin Peters

Gina Petredis
Cleveland Clinic

Diane Yates
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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

Travis Green
Casual Living Brands

Robert Stallman
Miami Valley Lighting

Our Donors

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. Together, we’re making a difference in the lives of the many food-insecure children throughout Ohio. The gifts and grants reported here reflect contributions received between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019.









Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
Cardinal Health Foundation
The Champion Companies
Cuyahoga County Board of Health
Discover Financial Services, Inc
Federation of Asian Indian Associations
General Mills Foundation
Harry C. Moores Foundation
Ingram-White Castle Foundation
John C. Williams Charitable Trust
Lucas County Department of Jobs and Family Services
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
The Robert Weiler Company
Thatcher Family Fund
UnitedHealthcare Services Inc of Ohio
US Bank
Westerville Sunrise Rotary Foundation
Worthington Industries, Inc.

*Indicates a portion of in-kind support

2019 Giving Society
Michelle R. Yeager-Thornton
Jami Dewolf
Melissa A. McHenry
Brooke E. Wagner
Jeffery Burt
Jennifer J. Allen
Steven Birnbaum
Vijay Gopal
Bruce Hill
Jacqueline Speaks
Susan J. Gueli
Steve Morris
Diana Westhoff
Vinaya Reddy
Jonathan Gilchrist
Bonnie O’Neil
Steven L. Ubelhor
Judith E. Matsko
Ellen Berndt
Robert D. Murray
Kathryn Stephens
Stephanie A. Morman
Thomas J. Wheeler
Stephen Bennett
Fred Kreiner
Ryan M. Hecht
Kathryn Jeffrey
George F. Knight
Helen Liebman
Kelli M. Berner
Diane L. Bean
Antoinette Geyer
John Kompa
Troy Kemelgor
Nikki L. Scarpitti
Cathy Hanlin
Betsy Marozzi
Theresa A. Olson
Lisa Brooks
Judith L. Mobley
Serdar Tufekci
Anne Powell Riley
Paudy Lopez
Gary A. Sabel
John S. Rosan
Paul C. Taylor
Lauren A. Brown
Anita A. Sipes
Carolyn T. Mendel
Brian M. Lee
John Stifel
Jeff Markowski
Robert M. McCann
Steve Rigdon
Patrick Gleason
Daniel Williamson
Mark A. Lombardozzi
Pamela Edwards
Margaret E. Klorer
Corey Case
Charles T. Seipelt
Elizabeth Johnson
Thomas J. Kistner
Shari Caruso
Lynn Majarian
Mary A. Wood
Michael Albert
Mark Baer
Stacey L. Connaughton
Martin Connors
Elizabeth B. Crane
Alex R. Fischer
Suzanne Geisler
Elizabeth Gorski
Curtis Hoffman
JoAnn Homan
Barrie S. Howell
James H. Hunter
Brett A. Kim
Karen F. Lane
William H. Matthews
Mark Meyer
Patrick Murphy
Rachel R. Mushrush
Bruce Nation
Deborah Pryce
Robert L. Robbins
Manjit Singh
Robert L. Stallman
Laurie Starner



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