May 15, 2015
South Side school becomes food pantry site

More foodbanks in Ohio are working with schools to increase access to hungry kids and families, experts say. "This continues to speak to the overwhelming demand that we're seeing from Ohio families with kids - Ohioans at large - unprecedented rates of hunger and food insecurity," said Lisa Hamler-Fugitt.

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May 10, 2015
LTE: Hunger among elderly presents more problems

"Older Ohioans who cannot afford to buy food or provide a roof over their heads are no doubt on the fast path to the nursing home. Reducing hunger and increasing access to quality nutrition and healthy food is a sound policy for Ohio's seniors, and is the right medicine for Ohio's future."

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May 3, 2015
Ohio's elderly forced to choose between food or medicine

Ohio ranks first in the Midwest and 12th nationwide for food insecurity among older adults, according to a new report by the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger. The report found that more than 16 percent of Ohioans 60 or older, about 385,000 people, were at risk of hunger in 2013. "It's just wrong," said Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks. "This level of increasing hunger among our seniors has very significant implications."

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