April 22, 2015
Response to Amended HB 64 as Passed by Ohio House

"On behalf of our network, I want to thank the entire Ohio House of Representatives for the time, energy and considerations they invested throughout this budget process. Thank you for recognizing the devastating and lasting impacts that hunger has on long-term educational achievement, worker productivity and health outcomes and the importance of taking action against the hunger crisis in Ohio," said Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks.

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April 15, 2015
Jobs return, but hunger remains a problem in Ohio

"What we see is a complete pulling apart," said Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks. "The official unemployment rate is no longer an indicator of poverty, hunger or food insecurity. It's no longer an indicator of the health of our community, state or nation."

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April 14, 2015
Media Statement in Response to 2016-17 Biennial Budget as Proposed by Ohio House

"We are profoundly thankful that Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, members of House leadership, Representative Ryan Smith, finance chairman, and members of the Ohio House Finance Health and Human Services Subcommittee, including Representative Robert Sprague, chairman, and Representatives Mark Romanchuk, Nickie Antonio, Barbara Sears and Emilia Sykes, demonstrated their support for hungry Ohioans by proposing an additional $2.75 million per year in the 2016-17 budget for Ohio's foodbanks. It took courage to stand up for vulnerable individuals and families that are often otherwise left in the shadows."

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