We are a passionate collective working to take hunger off the table, committed to ensuring that every student in Ohio has access to healthy school meals.
"Imagine knowing that a storm was coming and you were seeking shelter. Imagine how worried you would be until you found that shelter. Shelter to keep your physical body from harm, shelter for those you love, shelter for peace of mind and security. That’s what a school meal represents to a child and their families. Healthy food for young bodies, ease on a parent’s mind that their child is being fed and a sense of security for the child that they know where their next meal is coming from. Never underestimate the power that food can provide."
“Ohio's educators know that healthy meals are essential for student learning. That's why the Ohio Education Association, representing 120,000 teachers and education support professionals from across the state, is proud to support the campaign for Healthy School Meals for All in Ohio.”
“We know that learning requires a healthy and attentive student, and that is difficult if they are hungry.”
- Judy Mobley, President and CEO
“To ensure that all Ohio children are on a pathway to success, we must first ensure that their basic needs are met. This must be Ohio's first priority and making schools hunger-free is an obtainable goal.”
- Lisa Courtice, Ph.D., President & CEO
“At United Way of Licking County we are committed to improving lives by uniting the community, addressing the most critical needs in our county. One critical need are our children, who deserve to be hunger free in our schools and beyond.”
- Dei Dill, Marketing & Outreach Director United Way of Licking County
“This year, it was such a relief knowing that no kid was walking into my classroom hungry.”
- Katie Bates, Music Teacher; London, Ohio
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