July 21, 2016
API donates $120,000 to Ohio Association of Foodbanks

"We are especially pleased to have the opportunity to support those in need with this donation," said Jack Gerard, API President and CEO. "Ohio knows the importance of turning our still-struggling economy around. No family should struggle to pay for food. We can do better as a nation to support households struggling to pay for food and meeting basic needs."

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June 29, 2016
New Report Finds Ohio Has Highest Rate of Food Hardship in Midwest

Nationally, food hardship rates declined from 17.2 percent in 2014 to 16.0 percent in 2015. Ohio also saw an improvement, with its food hardship rate improving from 18.1 percent in 2014 to 17.0 percent in 2015. However, all of Ohio's Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) - including Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Dayton, Toledo, Cincinnati, Cleveland-Elyria, Columbus, and Akron - had food hardship rates higher than the national average and were ranked in the top half among the nation's MSAs for highest rates of food hardship.

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June 28, 2016
Program provides nutritious meals for kids during long summer

"Where this model doesn't work are in our more rural areas where families may have to drive up to 20 minutes one way to get to a site," Payne explained. "That is not feasible for our families with limited resources and large transportation and geographic barriers." This is why the Summer Rural Delivery Meals Program was initiated in Athens County through the Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and the Ohio Association of Foodbanks.

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