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  • Writer's pictureKierra Posey

Buckeye Friendship Fund: Feeding Ohio Families During COVID-19

How Firm Thy Friendship! Ohio natives and Buckeye alums are teaming up to launch the Buckeye Friendship Fund to provide food, career services, and a night off from cooking for families impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic.

How We're Helping

Non-profit organizations, Pocket Full of Poseys & The BRICC Foundry, will be feeding families who have been laid off or furloughed as a result of our current economic conditions. 

Families in Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus will be gifted a $200 Kroger gift card, a meal from a local black-owned restaurant, professional resume writing services, and other career resources.

PFOP and BRICC’s response comes as Ohio approaches one million unemployment applications, a number expected to grow.

How You Can Help

  1. Pocket Full of Poseys and The BRICC Foundry are participating in GoFundMe’s Charity match fundraiser. Help us reach $1000 in donations to be eligible for a match donation to feed more Ohio Buckeyes! Here’s where you can donate.

  2. Local Restaurant? PFOP and BRICC want to bring their business to black-owned establishments. Sign up to be considered as a meal option presented to the families.

  3. Have a different way to help? Contact the organizers directly at or

The Organizers

Pocket Full of Poseys is a non-profit organization focused on advocating for children's health and wellness. Our mission is to utilize athletics and business to provide nutrition education, food modeling, and physical fitness opportunities for youth, their families, and communities, which in turn creates lifelong nutritional and fitness habits. Pocket Full of Poseys was founded to address food deserts and the health disparities that are a direct effect of limited access to nutritious food.

The BRICC Foundry is a non-profit organization that cultivates minority women through the pursuit of knowledge, mentorship & professional development to inspire women to pursue their career & life goals in spite of obstacles in their present state. With a probing development curriculum & multi-faceted network of professionals, entrepreneurs & influencers, we craft & mold rising talent.

Learn more about what BRICC and PFOP are doing to support the community amid the COVID-19 crisis: 

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