AN INNOVATIVE ONLINE SERVICE

Many of us are forced to make tough decisions every day about paying bills, buying food, accessing medical care, and stretching our household budgets. The Ohio Benefit BankTM is designed to make it simpler for Ohioans to connect with programs and resources that can make those decisions a little bit easier. From any computer with Internet access, you can use the online service to complete applications for programs like food assistance, child care assistance, health coverage, and much more.

GROWN OUT OF REAL COMMUNITY NEEDS

The Ohio Benefit Bank (OBBTM) is a program of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks. Due to increased demand for emergency food, we needed a creative way to stretch the household budgets of Ohioans in need. In late 2006, we became the lead implementer of The Benefit Bank® in Ohio. Since then, the OBB has continued to grow and expand. To date, the OBB has helped more than 829,000 Ohioans gain access to tax credits and potential work supports worth more than $1.59 billion!

SUPPORTED BY A NETWORK OF  ASSISTERS

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF HELPING OUR NEIGHBORS

Our Mission

To assist Ohio's 12 Feeding America foodbanks in providing food and other resources to people in need and to pursue areas of common interest for the benefit of people in need.

Contact

Ohio Association of Foodbanks

101 East Town St. Ste. 540

Columbus, Ohio 43215

1-800-648-1176

This project has been funded at least in part with Federal funds from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the view or policies of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.