March 17, 2017
LISTEN: Trump Budget Reaction - Ohio Kids Could Go Hungry

Ohio's largest hunger-fighting network says it is deeply concerned about the potential impacts of President Trump's federal budget outline. The lights would be shut off at 19 federal agencies, including the Corporation for National and Community Service, which runs AmeriCorps VISTA in Ohio. Maureen Allen, who oversees the program for the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, said VISTA members work on projects that foster community change. "They make a very modest living allowance and get an education award to pay off student loan debt or go back to school." She said it's a win-win for the communities and VISTA members.

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March 16, 2017
Press Statement: Budget Blueprint Would Disinvest in Proven Programs and Harm Vulnerable People

"The budget blueprint released earlier today by the Trump administration proposes eliminating a long list of programs that have been critical parts of the fabric of our country and local communities. The administration has proposed these cuts in a desire to reduce spending, but as Ohio’s largest charitable response to hunger, we know that these cuts will actually result in increased burdens on state and local governments, increased poverty, hunger and homelessness, and increased suffering for the least among us."

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March 16, 2017
LISTEN: President Trump's Proposed Budget Would Hurt Ohio's Neediest

The president's budget cuts funds for many domestic programs, including anti-poverty programs that help needy families across the state. Lisa Hamler-Fugitt of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks says the budget cuts will also directly impact Ohioans who rely on emergency food pantries to help feed their families.

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