Contact: Melanie Ryan
Director, Communications & Marketing
Children’s Hunger Alliance

The Ohio Legislature and Governor DeWine recently approved a $5 million investment as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding available from the state. This funding will allow Children’s Hunger Alliance (CHA) to bridge the meal gaps many children face across the state.

“Children’s Hunger Alliance is very appreciative that Governor DeWine and the Ohio Legislature are responding to such a critical need,” said Judy Mobley, President and CEO of Children’s Hunger Alliance. “By continuing to provide financial support, they are allowing us to reach more children with the food they need to live a healthy life.”

Many children living in poverty start their day with no breakfast, come home from school to no dinner, and go to bed hungry.  For over 50 years Children’s Hunger Alliance has strived to provide food for children by partnering with afterschool programs, summer programs, in-home childcare providers, and childcare centers.  Additionally, CHA works to increase school breakfast participation, provides nutrition education, and supplies much needed weekend meals. The commitment from the state to CHA’s mission is truly appreciated.

About Children’s Hunger Alliance

Founded in 1970, Children’s Hunger Alliance is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger in Ohio. Through their work, Children’s Hunger Alliance provides healthy meals to hungry children, advocates for the welfare of Ohio’s youngest citizens and teaches nutrition and physical education to those they serve. For more information, please visit


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