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25th Anniversary Fundraiser

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Feeding Families in Appalachian Ohio

CFI initiates its year-long 25th Anniversary Fundraiser with the campaign, Feeding Families in Appalachian Ohio

Our goal is to raise $5,000 for our Donation Station program through GlobalGiving, a longitudinal fundraising platform, between Giving Tuesday (November 28th) and December 31st 2017. 

On Wednesday, December 13th from 5-7PM, CFI will host a happy hour at the West End Cider House featuring a live musical performance by Caitlin Kraus. This day is GlobalGiving's 'Match Day;' all donations received on December 13th will be doubled by GlobalGiving!

Make the most of your donation and join us on December 13th to be a part of the local food solution!

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The Challenge

Currently, nearly 100,000 people in Southeast Ohio experience food insecurity. In Athens County, the food insecurity rate is 20.4% of the population, higher than both the national and Ohio averages. All ten counties in SE Ohio have food insecurity rates higher than the national average. Longstanding problems of rural and generational poverty add to the issue in our region. CFI’s Donation Station addresses both immediate food insecurity needs and long-term instability in our local food economy.

Every year we see a widening gap between those who can access healthy food and those who cannot.  The latest census data reports 16% of individuals in Appalachian Ohio are food insecure (compared to the 12% national average). In Athens County, limited access to food is more than twice as high as the rate for the entire state. CFI’s Donation Station addresses food insecurity needs and strengthens our local food economy. We seek, along with our partners, to to deepen our impact across the region.

The Solution

CFI’s Donation Station provides fresh, healthy foods to individuals and families who experience hunger and food insecurity. We also address one of the root causes of food insecurity by supporting local farmers and food vendors and reinvesting in our local food economy. By growing our program and spreading this model through Southeast Ohio, we can create a local food solution that is specific to the needs of our community.

Our Sponsors and Partners