January 9, 2017
LISTEN: Hunger relief groups asking for increased funding to programs

Governor John Kasich has warned state agencies and associations that this year's budget will be tight. However, the Ohio Association of Foodbanks believes that's exactly why Governor Kasich needs to increase funding for hunger relief. The association says the possible recession that Governor Kasich has been warning about means more people will be in need of this kind of support.

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December 15, 2016
Half of Athens County population eligible for foodbank assistance

"Hunger is a completely preventable problem," said Asti Payne of the SE Ohio Foodbank & Kitchen. "This $30 million per year request will help put several of our proven feeding initiatives under one funding umbrella that will reduce administrative costs while providing flexibility in delivering real hunger relief." 

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December 10, 2016
Food-help eligibility up 23 percent in Franklin County

The number of people eligible for emergency food assistance from Ohio foodbanks grew at a faster rate in the Columbus metro area than any other metro area in the state since 2009. "I really worry this is the new norm seven years out from the Great Recession," said Lisa Hamler-Fugitt. "It's a wake-up call. Wages are still continuing to lag behind."

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