Grants Awarded To Ohio Food Pantries

May 6, 2013

Three food banks and six partner agencies in Ohio are getting hunger-relief grants totaling $255,000.

That's part of $3 million being distributed to organizations around the country by Feeding America through a Walmart initiative called Fighting Hunger Together. Walmart says the public voted online last month to choose the 40 Feeding America food banks and 60 partner organizations receiving grants. The Cleveland Foodbank, the Mid-Ohio Foodbank outside Columbus and the West Ohio Food Bank in Lima each will get $45,000. Grants worth $20,000 will go to the Steven Hunter Hope Fund in Portsmouth, the Inter Parish Ministry and the Madisonville Education and Assistance Center in Cincinnati, and three Columbus-area organizations. Those are the Westerville Area Resource Ministry, Broad Street Presbyterian Church in Columbus and Lutheran Social Services in Worthington.