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Food banks seek financial relief as food for one in six Ohioans is on the line

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB/Report for America) – In October 2021 – before the war in Ukraine, before the baby formula shortage, and long before the Federal Reserve raised interest rates to combat inflation – Lisa Hamler-Fugitt of the Ohio Association of Food Banks realized a crisis was brewing. “The supply chain was brittle,” she said, “and… Read More

A large truck with the logo of the Southeast Ohio Food Bank sits in front of a group of volunteers with food.

Funding losses and high prices force food bank to close down mobile distribution program

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GALLIPOLIS, Ohio (WOUB/Report for America) — The Southeast Ohio Food Bank’s mobile food market is set up like a drive through. Cars pull in at one end of the Gallia County Junior Fairgrounds, then proceed along an assembly line of volunteers who bring food straight to the driver’s window. The type of food varies based… Read More

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Marshall University Sets Benefit for Food Bank

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two authors with West Virginia ties will deliver readings at Marshall University this week to benefit the Facing Hunger Foodbank. The event is at 7 p.m. Thursday in Smith Hall. The university said in a news release that a donation of two or three nonperishable food items is suggested for admission…. Read More