Fighting Hunger Program
United Way’s Fighting Hunger Program is a funding mechanism for
serving Putnam County individuals and families in need of food
Click here for a Fighting Hunger
Program funding application form.
hunger in Putnam County?
Did you know Putnam County has food pantries in Columbus Grove,
Continental, Dupont, Leipsic, and Ottawa?
See the Social Service Directory for locations, service
areas, and hours of operations.
Did you know that two Putnam County schools have weekend
program is a weekend supplemental meal program for children who
face food insecurity on a regular basis. Six easy- to-make meals
are sent home on Friday afternoon with students who indicate a
need or desire for these supplemental meals. This program
currently operates at Ottawa
Elementary and Columbus Grove elementary schools.
How you can help:
Support this program via our secure online payment system:
Or checks can be sent to:
United Way of Putnam County
P.O. Box 472
Ottawa, OH 45875
Note: Make the check payable to “United Way of Putnam County”
with “Fighting Hunger Program” on the memo line.
Your gift is 100% EFFECTIVE!
Every dollar raised will be used solely for the purchase of
emergency foods. Fighting Hunger Program grants are available to
food pantries and backpack programs only as resources allow.
In many ways, America is the land of plenty. But for 1 in 6
people in the United States, hunger is a very real issue. Many
people believe that the problems associated with hunger are
confined to small pockets of society, certain areas of the
country, or certain neighborhoods, but the reality is much
The following are findings pertaining specifically to an
11-county area in Northwest Ohio – the service area of the West
Ohio Food Bank, Lima.
Who receives emergency food assistance?
41% of the members of households are children under 18 years
7% of the members of households are elderly.
42% of households include at least one employed adult.
76% have incomes below the official federal poverty level.