States Using The Benefit Bank Online Service

The Ohio Benefit Bank

The Ohio Benefit Bank is an Internet-based, counselor assisted service that connects low- and moderate-income families to tax credits and work supports.
The Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB) is supported through a public-private partnership between the State of Ohio, the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, four federal agencies, eight state agencies, and over 1,300 faith-based, nonprofit, governmental and private partners. The OBB began in 2006 as a tool to assist those in need where they live, work, learn, play, and pray. Since then, the OBB has grown into a movement, promoting the modernization of Ohio’s social service sector and putting Ohio at the forefront of fighting hunger and poverty.

New Services:
Ohio Healthcare Coverage Application
Ohio Application for Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Join Lisa in calling on state legislators to support an amendment increasing access to fresh, healthy food!
Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, delivered powerful testimony to the House Finance Committee.
Watch Lisa'a Testimony Here
Supporters of Ohio's foodbanks in the Ohio General Assembly are proposing an amendment to Governor Kasich's Executive Budget - H.B. 59 - that would provide an additional $4.5 million per year in support of the Ohio Food Program and Agricultural Clearance Program.

We need YOUR help TODAY to make a minimum of 6 phone calls and tell the members of the Ohio General Assembly House Finance Committee and Leadership that funding for hunger relief programs in Ohio should be a priority.

Click here to find contact information for these representatives, by foodbank region, and deliver this message by e-mail or phone:
As a [volunteer / client / foodbank / food pantry / anti-hunger advocate / farmer / supporter], I urge Representative ______ to support an amendment to provide additional funding to foodbanks because I believe that fighting hunger in our state should be a priority and that investing in the Ohio Food Program and Agricultural Clearance Program is a smart choice for our state.

Congratulations to The Ohio Benefit Bank for assisting Ohioans access tax credits and work supports valued at more than $500 million; a major milestone in OBB’s history and the history of The Benefit Bank online service!

The History of The Ohio Benefit Bank

Training Inquiries and General Information:

Toll free 800-648-1176
Email contactobb@ohiofoodbanks.org

Video & Reports
Ohio University Report 2010
Ohio University Report 2008
www.wkyc News 1/10
OBB Mobile
video :America Now: Friends and Neighbors
video :1. Families & OBB
video :2. Families & OBB
video : Channel 4 Interview

video archive:

video: OBB Transforms Lives
video : The Ohio Benefit Bank
video : '08 Economic Stimulus Rebate