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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