Childhood Hunger in Ohio

Approximately 529,000 children across Ohio live in food-insecure households.
That means 1 in 4 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 2021 we helped provide over 9.9 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, 2020 and September 30, 2021.


Elaine & Henry Fischer

Franklin County Commissioners




Yeager-Thornton Family Foundation


Ball Corporation – Dayton
Aerospace Division
Big Lots
Charles D. Berry
Cincinnati Bengals / The NFL Foundation
Crane Group
Franklin County Economic Development
and Planning Department
Greif, Inc.

Harry C. Moores Foundation
Hexion Inc.
Ingram-White Castle Foundation
Kettering Family Foundation
Nordson Corporation Foundation
Ohio Mutual Insurance Group
Peoples Bank
PPG Coating Services-MetoKote
Roach Family Foundation

SC Ministry Foundation
Scripps Howard Foundation
Thatcher Family Fund
The Greer Foundation
The Robert Weiler Company
United Way of Central Ohio
UPS Foundation
Westerville Sunrise Rotary Foundation
Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation


Jennifer J. Allen
Buckeye Health Plan
Burton E. Stevenson Fund
Cardinal Health Foundation
Champion Foodservice, LLC.
Children’s Practicing Pediatricians
Christie and Steven Prue
Cleveland Browns Foundation
Community Health Foundation
Crown Battery
Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation
Encova Insurance

Fifth Third Bank
Ice Miller LLP
Mathile Family Foundation
Metro Health System
Northwestern Mutual
Ohio Education Association
Paramount Advantage Medicaid
Anne Powell Riley
Janet and Gary Sorrell

Springfield Foundation
T. Marzetti Company
Target Corporation
The Fortney Foundation
The Ohio State University
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
The Wendy’s Company
TSG Advice Partners
US Bank
White Castle Management Co.
Worthington Industries, Inc.


All Community Events
American Municipal Power
Artina Promotional Products
Mark Baer
Bailey Cavalieri LLC
Baker & Hostetler LLP
Baldwin Wallace Universtiy
Bath Fitter
Carrie Barclay
Diane and David Bean
Benesch Friedlander Coplan &
Aronoff, LLP
Brenda and Stephen Bennett
Ellen Berndt
BMO Harris Bank, N.A.
Lauren Brown
Buckeye Community Hope Foundation
Justin Burris
C&A Benefits Group
Kip Carnes
Cavaliers Youth Foundation
Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians
Chain Studios & Lolly Lolly Ceramics
Keith Cherry
Chief Markets
Christine Wilson Foundation
Polly Clavijo
Columbus Kodiaks RFC
Columbus State Community College
Crabbe, Brown, & James, LLP
Paige and Michael Crane
Crowe LLP
Deloitte LLP
DSW Inc.
EMC Research, Inc.
Enterprise Holdings Foundation
Express Wash Concepts
Feazel Inc.
Mark S. Feldstein
First Solar, Inc.
Steven D. Forry, Esq.
Frantz Ward, LLP
Tim Frazee
Nancy and Steve Gabriel
Brittney Garrett
GBQ Partners, LLC
Dana and Dan Gilligan
Golden Sun Insights
Abigail and Keenan Goolsby
Susan Gueli and John Fenzl
Bryan Hambley

Molly and Ryan Hecht
Alton Hill
Hirzel Canning Co. & Farms
JoAnn Homan
InterDesign, Inc.
Jennifer Jarrell and Todd Sabin
Allison and Jon Jasper
Amelia Jeffers
Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate, Inc.
Huberta and Mike Johnson
Jones Day
Kaulig Giving
Leslie and Troy Kemelgor
Mary and Wayne King
Jeri and Don Klopfenstein
Meliss Klorer
George F. Knight
Natalie and John Kompa
Karen F. Lane
Nancy and David LeNeveu
Helen Liebman and Tom Battenberg
Vicki and Ronald Linville
Brette Luck
Anissa and Mark Lombardozzi
Majestic Steel
Judith E. Matsko
Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Marcum LLP
Margaret W. Wong & Associates LLC
Marietta Community Foundation
William H. Matthews
Mattlin Foundation
Kim and Bob McCann
Roger McPeek
Melissa A. McHenry
Sharon and Mark Meyer
Mile II, Inc.
Stephanie Morman
Rebecca and Andy Motter
Christine and James Murakami
Merry Gilbert and Dr. Robert Murray
Rachel and Stephen Mushrush
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Patricia Nauseda
Nordson Corporation
Paula Nyika-Makore
Denise and Aaron Ockerman
Theresa Olson and Mark Owens
Thomas Patras

Paul Werth Associates
Paulding Putnam Rural Electric
PDS Systems, LLC
Physicians Ambulance Service, Inc.
PNC Dayton
Cathy Ponitz
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Laura and Brett Radulovich
Reminger Foundation
Revolution Group
Richard A. Winnestaffer Family
Robert E. and Genevieve B. Schaefer
Rudolph Foods
Nikki Scarpitti
Seton Catholic School
Ryan Singer
Sisters Health Foundation
J. Bradley Stair
Vicki and Bob Stallman
State Auto Insurance Companies
Stonehenge Partners
Summa Health
Sutton Bank
The Joydeep Gupta Foundation
The Mercator Club
The Union Bank Company
The Whittington Family Foundation
The Wood Companies
Gillian Thomson and Kent Johnson
Paul Thompson
Susan Tomasky and Ron Ungvarsky
Serdar Tufekci
Katie and Luke Ubelhor
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Joan and Keith Wagner
Siân Watkins
Ann and Nick Whisler
Whole Foods Market
Jennifer Riley and Daniel Williamson
Maureen and Kevin Winters
Wright-Patt Credit Union, Inc.
Karen Yassenoff
Josh Yoder



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