April 4, 2019
Proposed food stamp changes condemned at agriculture subcommittee hearing

"By scaling back one of the nation's most effective poverty-reduction programs, the rule would exacerbate hardship and reduce economic activity in areas that are already economically disadvantaged compared to the rest of the country," said Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks.

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February 20, 2019
Press Statement: Ohio SNAP Gap Mitigation Plan

"All Ohio SNAP recipients will receive half of their March SNAP benefits on February 22.They will receive the remainder of their March SNAP benefits on their normal issuance date, anywhere from March 2nd to March 20th. We’re grateful that the State of Ohio took this step to help lessen the impact of the federal government shutdown on food insecure Ohioans. Ohio’s foodbanks stand ready as partners with the State to fill nutrition gaps of every kind for the 1 in 3 Ohioans who live in households poor enough to qualify for help from our hunger relief network.”

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January 30, 2019
Overview of "SNAP Gap" Due to Federal Government Shutdown

Due to the partial federal government shutdown, February 2019 SNAP benefits were issued early on January 16. This has created a "SNAP gap" that is likely to cause significant financial strain for Ohio SNAP participants, because they will experience, at minimum, 45 days between the issuance of February and March SNAP benefits.

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