August 17, 2015
LISTEN: Bill Aims to Reduce Summer Hunger Among Ohio Kids

A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate, the Hunger Free Summer for Kids Act, would help expand the Summer Food Service Program. The legislation would establish a summer electronic benefit program so families can purchase food. It would also allow states to provide meals through backpack meal programs and delivery options.

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August 13, 2015
Foodbanks Struggle to Meet Surprising Demand

Foodbanks across the country are seeing a rising demand for free groceries despite the growing economy, leading some charities to reduce the amount of food they offer each family. "People keep coming earlier and earlier, they're standing in line, hoping they get there before the food runs out," Lisa Hamler-Fugitt of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks said.

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July 23, 2015
Summer feeding programs beneficial to communities

"Summertime causes additional problems for struggling families because kids aren't getting that free or reduced lunch from the school that they do when school is in session, making budgets tighter," said Asti Payne, development coordinator for the SE Ohio Foodbank & Kitchen, a program of the Hocking Athens Perry Community Action Agency.

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