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Shelves at the Southeast Ohio Foodbanks warehouse in Logan are almost entirely empty

Record-high food shortages hits Southeast Ohio communities

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Shelves at a regional warehouse that supplies food to struggling families throughout southeast Ohio are looking bleak. “We have empty racks in our warehouse for the first time in years…” said Rose Frech, executive director of Southeast Ohio Foodbanks. “Food that would usually be coming through our doors, those orders are… Read More

A line outside the Mid-Ohio Food Bank in Grove City near Columbus in November.

Food Banks Flat-Funded In New Ohio Budget, Though Demand Keeps Growing

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Unemployment and financial problems from the pandemic have brought millions of people to food banks, which are serving 150,000 more Ohioans per month than they were a year ago. That’s putting a strain on the system that supports those people in need. Ohio’s food banks are getting flat funding of… Read More

Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Food Banks (right), checks out the produce while she talks with employees at the Mid-Ohio Food Bank in Grove City, just south of Columbus

Foodbanks Say Help is Urgently Needed Because of Coronavirus

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Congress is considering a bill that would make it easier for low-income people to get emergency food assistance during the COVID-19 outbreak. And advocates for foodbanks are requesting the state and communities make some changes too. Lisa Hamler-Fugitt with the Ohio Association of Foodbanks says the state needs to waive work requirements for the food stamp… Read More