Food drive feeds families in our community

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Hunger is a real issue in Northwest Ohio. According to the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank, one in six people and one in four children are at risk of not having enough food in our community. 15.8% of people in Northwest Ohio do not have reliable access to enough nutritious food to lead healthy lives.

That's why 13abc, Dave White Chevrolet and the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank are teaming up for another year of the Hope for the Hungry Food Drive.

The Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank provides food and groceries to more than eight counties in Northwestern Ohio, including: Lucas, Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Ottawa, Sandusky, Williams and Wood. The food bank has distributed more than 100,000,000 pounds of food since 1984. Last year, alone, the food bank provided more than 8.5 million meals.

Right now, you can donate non-perishable or canned goods to help feed families in Northwest Ohio. The food bank also helps provide non-food and personal care items, so those donations are also welcome. Even a donation of $1 helps by providing five meals to people in need in Northwest Ohio.

Anyone can help families in our community by dropping off donations at one of three locations between now and June 20, 2017.
4247 Dorr St.
Toledo, Ohio 43607

Dave White Chevrolet
5880 Monroe St,
Sylvania, OH 43560

Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
24 East Woodruff Avenue
Toledo, OH 43604

The Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank hosts its annual Northwest Ohio Music Festival. The event features music from Average White Band, Tinsely Ellis and The New Fashioned. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Proceeds benefit the food bank and help feed families in Northwest Ohio. The food bank will also be accepting donations for the food drive during the event. The music festival happens at International Park in Toledo from 4:30pm - 11:00pm on Saturday, June 24. 13abc's Heather Pollauf will be the master of ceremonies.

There will also be a drive-thru donation event at Dave White Chevrolet on Thursday, June 29. 13abc sports director Justin Feldkamp will host the event.

You can even donate without ever leaving the comfort of your home. The Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank has a virtual food drive. You can select items from the shelf and pay online, sending food to local families with just a few clicks. Click the "Virtual Food Drive" link on this page for more information or to donate online.

For more information on ways to give, click the "Ways to Give" link on this page.