Feeding Medina County (FMC) was born to answer the immediate needs of food insecurity for Medina County residents during the 2007 Recession. During that time, FMC was packing bags of food for approximately 50 seniors and 50 middle school students. A decade later, Feeding Medina County is a leader in addressing food insecurity on every level and for every age across Medina County.
In 2010 it became apparent that the issue of food insecurity for children and senior citizens was more pervasive than first realized. FMC began providing Weekender Bags for elementary school students, who qualified for free and reduced lunches, in a few schools. During the same time FMC expanded their reach to help senior citizens living at or below the poverty line in senior housing facilities across Medina County.
In 2012 Feeding Medina County obtained its 501c3 status with the State of Ohio. With the donation of a truck, FMC was able to start working with local food pantries to help them acquire food and have it delivered at no cost. This service greatly increased the ability to feed people in their neighborhoods. The donated older truck lacked refrigeration and a lift gate which meant that food was unloaded by hand. In 2014, through the generosity of many community members, FMC was able to purchase a refrigerated box truck with an auto lift.