2573 St. Leo Place
Cincinnati, OH 45225
Provide Home Delivery of Food to Children in a Cincinnati Neighborhood and Survey the Families.
This project responds to the
persistent need to overcome hunger in Cincinnati. A statistician from the
Kroger subsidiary, 84.51, has estimated Cincinnati’s child food gap at almost
700,000 meals per month (the equivalent to 7,600 children not having anything
to eat). This fits with national U.S. Census “Pulse” surveys, which CFS has
monitored since April 2020, and have reported families lacking food. In the
most recent (July 5) survey, 13.7% of households with children reported “not enough
to eat.” Government food-support program improvements and nonprofit/volunteer
efforts have not solved this problem.
Based on its experience since
2019, Childhood Food Solutions (CFS) believes that home delivery of boxes of
groceries has the potential to become a solution for child hunger in Cincinnati
and beyond. CFS will measure the
effectiveness of this project by including survey feedback from recipients, and
will provide additional boxes of food if requested by recipients.