Ohio Benefit Bank

You are the Answer

Filling the Gap 

In the eight county service area of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, more than 52,000 people who are eligible for Food Assistance are not enrolled.  In the state of Ohio, more than $1.2 billion dollars in unclaimed SNAP funds go to waste each year. The Ohio Benefit Bank has a history of closing this gap in those accessing food assistance. 

You Can Help

Though the need in our area can seem overwhelming, your organization is the answer. The Ohio Benefit Bank is carried out in partnership with more than 1,000 non-profit and faith-based organizations throughout the state. Your agency can partner with the Ohio Benefit Bank. We will train your staff or volunteers to help your clients apply for all of the programs in the Ohio Benefit Bank 

How to Get Involved 

Your connection to the Ohio Benefit Bank is your local AmeriCorps Community Organizer (CO). Your CO can speak to you about all the programs the Ohio Benefit Bank offers and can help you integrate the Ohio Benefit Bank into  your organization. Contact your local Community Organizer to learn more and get started: 

Laura Vanzo: Holmes, Medina, Summit and Wayne 
lvanzo@acrfb.org or (330) 572-3101 

Carli Nelson: Carroll, Portage, Stark and Tuscarawas
cnelson@acrfb.org or (330) 777-2303 


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