The Y has been listening and responding to our communities’ most critical social needs for 160 years. Whether developing skills or emotional well-being through education and training, welcoming and connecting diverse demographic populations through global services, or preventing chronic disease and building healthier communities through collaborations with policymakers, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve. Through the Y, 500,000 volunteers and thousands of donors, leaders, and partners across the country and empowering millions of people in the U.S. and around the world to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.
Since its inception in 2009 Feed A Child has grown from the 416 meals serving Washington and Jacobs schools to what we see today in 2014. Feed a Child serves 600 children each week between Jacobs, Northview, Bigelow, Lincoln, Jefferson, and Chamberlin Hill schools in Findlay, OH, as well as Cory Rawson. The “backpack” program helps those children dealing with food insecurity over the weekends go home with six meals that are easy to make and serve. Included in the “backpacks” typically are: ready to make mac and cheese, fruit bars, granola breakfast bars, juice drinks, soup, and applesauce. With the collaboration of the Findlay Family YMCA, United Way, Marathon, Blanchard Valley Industries, Ohio Logistics, Garner Trucking and West Ohio Food Bank we are able to provide the food pick up and drop offs each week. With the generous donation of $125 a child will receive a “backpack” for the entire school year or a donation of $2250 will adopt a classroom for the entire school year. We would like to express our sincere thanks to all those who volunteer their time and/or donate precious funds for Feed A Child through the Halt Hunger Initiative of the United Way of Hancock County.
When one person is stronger, we all are stronger. You can help strengthen our community through a charitable contribution to the Y’s Annual Support Campaign. Donations to this campaign support the Y’s financial assistance program ensuring that no one is turned away due to an inability to pay fees. Together we are helping our neighbors who need us most.
The generosity of others is at the core of our existence. It is only through the support of our hundreds of thousands of volunteers and public and private donors that we are able to give back to the communities we serve.