The Root Cause Coalition Welcomes Mid-Ohio Foodbank as Newest Member

WASHINGTON, DC – The Root Cause Coalition welcomed Mid-Ohio Foodbank as its newest member and 12th new addition since January 1st, 2018.

Mid-Ohio Foodbank, the largest hunger-relief organization in Ohio, develops and implements innovative strategies and solutions to ending hunger, focusing on “Food is Health” and a client-centered community response as well as income and government resources.

“Today, The Root Cause Coalition added another venerable champion of the anti-hunger movement to the ranks of its membership,” said Barbara Petee, Executive Director of The Root Cause Coalition. “Mid-Ohio Foodbank demonstrates the value of shrewd partnerships and mission-focused growth. We look forward to applying this organization’s regional insights and expertise to a host of national issues.”

“Mid-Ohio Foodbank is excited to join our fellow hunger-relief organizations and other nonprofits committed to the health of everyone in our communities,” said Kimberly Dorniden, executive vice president of Mid-Ohio Foodbank. “We believe Food is Health, and that belief informs everything we do – because food matters, and nutritious food matters more. We have evolved our work into a client-centered distribution model – right place, right time, right food.”

Mid-Ohio Foodbank becomes the eighth member of the Feeding America network to join the Coalition, following the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Capital Area Food Bank, Oregon Food Bank, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Second Harvest Heartland, St. Louis Area Foodbank and Houston Food Bank.

About The Root Cause Coalition

Established in 2015, The Root Cause Coalition is a non-profit, member-driven organization comprised of 54 leading health systems, hospital associations, foundations, businesses, national and community nonprofits, health insurers, academic institutions and policy centers. The Coalition works to achieve health equity through cross-sector collaboration in advocacy, education and research. For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

About Mid-Ohio Foodbank

Mid-Ohio Foodbank connects hungry neighbors with nutritious food, stabilizing families today while helping them access resources for tomorrow so they can thrive for a lifetime. The Foodbank is the largest hunger-relief organization in central and eastern Ohio and acquires donated food from manufacturers, produce growers, retailers, food drives and businesses across Ohio and the country. The Foodbank partners with an agency network comprised of some 650 local charities across 20 counties to provide food directly to people in need.

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