Second Harvest has been the regional coordinator for The Ohio Benefit Bank since 2006 and hosts an AmeriCorps*VISTA at our facilty who is the Community Organizaer for the program recruiting new sites and counselors.
The Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB) is a web-based computer program to connect low and moderate-income Ohioans with access to work supports such as tax credits and public benefits. OBB is a public-private partnership between the Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks and more than 900 faith-based, nonprofit, governmental and private-sector partners.
- Find an Ohio Benefit Bank Site: trained counselors staff Benefit Bank sites in all of Ohio's 88 counties where they help prepare and file federal and Ohio income tax returns at no cost to eligible Ohioans.
- File Income Taxes for Free: file free on-line through the self-service program.
- Check Potential Eligibility for Work Support Benefits: see if you qualify for other work support benefits such as health care coverage, home energy assistance, child care subsidies, and food stamps.
To find out more contact the Ohio Benefit Bank Community Organizer, Nancy Ann Smith.