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Many families in Athens County are struggling to meet basic needs and for some, hunger is at the top of their list. According to the USDA, Athens County has the highest food insecurity rate in the state with 20.4% of residents wondering where they will get their next meal.
Athens County Department of Job and Family Services works collaboratively with the Athens County Food Pantry https://athenscountyfoodpantry.org/ and the Athens Catholic Community Food Pantry https://athenscatholic.org/accfoodpantry to provide supplemental and emergency food boxes to eligible Athens County residents.
Pantries across the country are expanding services in the face of the constant need and increased food costs straining limited resources. Athens County is no different.
Through the generosity of donors and community partners we are able to purchase and pack supplemental food boxes and bags. On average, 650 food boxes are distributed each month here in Athens County through Operation Full Belly.
Our generous community partners include: Rocky Community Improvement Fund, Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville, Ohio University Credit Union and the Athens County Foundation. Operation Full Belly helps to fulfill the critical need to provide emergency food boxes to those that might not meet the USDA-mandated food pantry criteria; or who have an emergent need prior to their 30-day eligibility date.
Our success against this battle of hunger depends on YOU, our community partners. Donations from you and your organizations help us to feed the families of Athens County and stop hunger in Southeast Ohio.
Won't you join us in our battle against hunger? Donate Today!
Click here to donate to Operation Full Belly
Or, mail your donation to: (Please make checks payable to: Athens County Department of Job and Family Services)
Athens County Department of Job and Family Services
Attn: Donate Today
13183 St. Rt. 13
Millfield, OH 45761