FEED & READ OHIO

Turn the Page On Hunger

When you are hungry, you should be fed. When you are in need of education, you should be taught. These are the beliefs that guide us in the work we do.

FEED & READ OHIO

Turn the Page On Hunger

When you are hungry, you should be fed. When you are in need of education, you should be taught. These are the beliefs that guide us in the work we do.

FEED & READ OHIO

Turn the Page On Hunger

When you are hungry, you should be fed. When you are in need of education, you should be taught. These are the beliefs that guide us in the work we do.

HUNGER

In one of the richest countries in the world, there is no reason why anyone should be going to bed hungry. According to the USDA, Ohio has the 12th highest rate of households facing food insecurity in the U.S., with 14.8% of households facing food insecurity.

FOOD WASTE

In the United States, measuring from the entire production and comsumption chain, up to 40% of all food is not consumed. This is roughly $218 billion lost a year.

ILLITERACY

Literacy at an early age is crucial in the advancement of quality of life. 85% of juveniles who interface with the juvenile court system are functionally illiterate. More than 70% of inmates in America’s prisons cannot read beyond a 4th grade reading level.

OUR EFFORTS

Feed & Read Ohio was established on February 3, 2017 by Jacques Angelino as a way to formalize his passion of over 15 years: that is, delivering sustainance and literature to underserved areas in Ohio, specifically in Athens County. We operate on simple principles: every person deserves dignity, food to eat and the right to literacy.  Feed & Read Ohio started in Columbus just a year ago, bringing the aid Angelino established in Athens County to the city of Columbus. Currently, Feed & Read Ohio provides food and books for 85 people at their doorstep every week and donates additional food to food pantries in Athens, OH.

HUNGER/FOOD WASTE

On average, we rescue/purchase and deliver 500 lbs. of food every week to the communities of  Linden, Whitehall, Clintonville, and rural Athens county. Poverty affects many facets of life, including access to reliable transportation. That’s why we deliver the food directly to the communities that have the greatest need and the biggest barriers to access nutritious food.

ILLITERACY

In rural Ohio, specially, using a library can be extremely difficult due to lack of accessibility. We saw this problem and tackled it by bringing the books to the children least served. Every food box we deliver is accompanied by 2 children’s books with the purpose of fostering literacy at an early age. Additionally, every August we distribute bookbags full of school supplies.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL

1,500 Book Bags distributed in 2017.

THANKSGIVING

1,500 Turkeys distributed in 2017.

CHRISTMAS

1,500 Hams distributed in 2017.

JACQUES ANGELINO

FOUNDER/CEO

Jacques Angelino, a former special needs educator and nurse, has worked to serve people in his community by providing food and literature for over 15 years without the formal structure of a 501(c)(3). When asked in an August 3, 2015 article on the Columbus Dispatch about why he goes through all the trouble to help people, Angelino responded by saying, “because it’s the right thing to do. It’s that simple.” At Feed & Read Ohio, Angelino hopes that you will join him in doing the right thing.

MAKE A DONATION

Help us make a difference by pitching in with a monetary contribution!

We have identified more people in need than we have resources to fill. That’s why we need your help and contributions toward fulfilling our mission.

Your money will be used to rescue/purchase and distribute food, as well as books, directly to the households in greatest need of these essentials.

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