Join the Food Fight: Battling Childhood Hunger with Children’s Hunger Alliance

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Many libraries are involved in food service programs already, and these opportunities are growing every year. In the past year, temporary waivers have expanded access to federal reimbursement programs as a result of the pandemic, making almost every public library in Ohio eligible to participate in meal distributions for children in some capacity. Do you want to provide free meals to hungry kids in your area? Join Team Vittles and the Children's Hunger Alliance to learn about the current regulations that allow program participants to do this with no cost, with food delivered to your library, and far less mandatory paperwork than you might expect.  


Attendees of this session will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the Summer Food Service Program and the Child & Adult Care Food Program
  • Explore ways that the Children’s Hunger Alliance works to support these programs across Ohio
  • Hear from individuals who have started food service programs in their areas from the ground up
  • Ask our presenters questions during a Q&A Panel, with plenty of time for discussion

This is a FREE event open to all library staff working in Ohio.



  • OhioNET members can register at no cost using the button above.


February 25th, 2021 2:00 PM through  3:00 PM
Phone: 1-800-686-8975
Webinar Event
Webinar Key 8355620279821557008
Archived Webinar Link
Event Details
Presenter Name Shane Hoffman, Janet Ingraham Dwyer, Allyson Doliboa, Ashley Roudebush, and Sarah Schaff
Presenter Background

Janet Ingraham Dwyer is a youth services library consultant at the State Library of Ohio. Her job is to provide support and resources for children’s and teen librarians and library specialists in public and school libraries around the state. She manages Ohio’s participation in the nationwide Collaborative Summer Library Program and collaborates with the Ohio Library Council on Ohio Ready to Read, a statewide resource network to facilitate early literacy activities in libraries. Janet also champions library involvement in the USDA Summer Food Service Program and other opportunities to meet basic needs otherwise unmet and encourages library support for child and community well-being. She is devoted to collaboration across libraries, schools, literacy organizations, social service agencies, and other groups and individuals to support Ohio’s youth and families. 

Ashley Roudebush joined Children’s Hunger Alliance in July 2018 and currently serves as the Afterschool & Summer Food Manager. In this role, she assists with the outreach, implementation, and compliance of child nutrition programs throughout the state of Ohio. She is a passionate advocate for fighting food insecurity and reaching children in underserved communities. Ashley graduated from Ohio State University with her bachelor’s degree in Political Science.


Ally has been with MidPointe Library System for six years and has been involved in their Summer Food Service Program for four years. She is a member of CSLP’s Child & Community Well Being committee. Ally is currently the Youth Programming Coordinator and continues to find ways to bring literacy and food opportunities to youth.




Sarah Schaff has had the good fortune to work for a handful of Ohio libraries since 2003 – and still loves her work. With a background in philosophy and library science, Sarah currently serves as the Discovery Librarian at Denison, a small liberal arts college east of Columbus. In her 8 to 5 life, Sarah takes care of the invisible systems and online resources that keep the library humming.

Training Track Cultivating Connections
Who Should Attend Library staff who work in outreach, programming and community development, and anyone with an interest in the topic.
CE Contact Hours 1