Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks' Mission
The Mission of the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks is to maximize the effectiveness of Second Harvest Foodbanks in Ohio in providing food to feed hungry people. To accomplish its mission the Association will:
Identify common issues, problems, & opportunities among members by:
the impact on emergency food providers and the community as a result of
changes to welfare programs and the changing faces of hunger.
community and statewide forums representing emergency food assistance
providers to determine the strengths and weaknesses, potential
opportunities and threats facing the emergency assistance safety net and
to develop appropriate strategies and programs.
Conducting surveys, tracking trends, and undertaking studies to determine how the population in need is fairing, using the research findings to respond to the ever changing food security needs at the local, regional, statewide, and national level.
food and monetary resources, both public & private by:
existing public and private partnerships, and developing new relationships
which will assure the broadest possible network of food donors and
the Ohio Agricultural Surplus Production Alliance continuing to build a
statewide link between farmers, growers, and food processors who have
surplus agricultural food, and the foodbank network, while strengthening
the infrastructure of emergency food providers by building capacity.
the Ohio Food Program which purchases included apple sauce, green beans,
macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, hot dogs,
and tuna fish.
Identifying new sources of food and grocery product donations.
the Foodbanks in national & state forums by:
clear concise materials, fact sheets, and publications which provide
in-depth information about our: foodbank network; populations served;
services and strategic partnerships; community food security issues.
relationships with state and national elected and appointed public policy
makers through which the insights, experiences, and skills of the network
can be relayed to nurture fully informed decision makers.
training and technical assistance to the community based emergency food
providers which will enhance their ability to communicate with public
sound management practices & business relationships with stakeholders
materials which can be used to replicate effective programs statewide.
organizational needs among members of the Ohio Association of Second
Harvest Foodbank and developing training and partnerships to provide
Operating the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks in a sound business environment which contributes to rather than detracts from the organizational mission and objectives.
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