December 16, 2014
Ohioans Losing Ground with Stagnant Wages, Nearly 200 Million Fewer Meals

The Ohio Association of Foodbanks today released a research brief that examines what happens when stagnant wages meet cuts and changes to food assistance. The result? Nearly 200 million fewer meals and $477 million in lost revenue and economic growth since November 2013.

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December 3, 2014
New ACS Data Reveal Increase in Need for Foodbanks in Every Metro

2013 5-year American Community Survey estimates released today show an increase in the number of individuals living in households with incomes at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level in every Metropolitan Statistical Area in the state, when compared to 2009 5-year estimates. So it's no surprise that five years out from the end of the Great Recession, Ohio's 12 Feeding America foodbanks and their member food pantries are providing help with food to more Ohioans than ever before.

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November 25, 2014
Holiday Blues: Advocates Shine Spotlight on Life in the Low-Wage Economy

At the launch of the holiday season, members of the faith community joined housing and human services advocates in highlighting the toll the low-wage economy is having on individuals and families across the state. "During the holiday season, the choices [the people we serve] are forced to make, in spite of working hard every day, become even more injust," said Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks. For more, visit www.hardtimesohio.com.

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