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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — An Ohio University class focused on food insecurity sponsored a food drive this week. Dr. Charles Lester, an assistant professor at the university through its honors… Read More
LOGAN, Ohio (WOUB/Report for America) — Under ordinary circumstances, the shelves of the Southeast Ohio Food Bank are filled with goods. This summer was different. Much of the warehouse sat… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Nearly four months after Ohio’s struggling food banks requested $50 million in federal funds to help deal with inflation, a panel of state lawmakers… Read More
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… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — As many low-income Ohioans struggle to keep up with the rising price of gas and rent, they are increasingly turning to food banks when… Read More
CINCINNATI, Ohio (WVXU) — The Ohio Department of Health is working with the United States Department of Agriculture to get waivers for families enrolled in WIC so people have more… Read More
RICHMOND, Ky. (OVR) — For the second year in a row, Kentucky has the highest rate of childhood obesity among kids ages 10-to-17 at 23.8%. That’s according to a new report by the… Read More
MURRAY, Ky. (OVR) — The Biden administration announced Monday the expansion of a nutrition program, born amid the start of the pandemic, that could provide more food to nearly 2… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Many college campuses throughout the state have created food pantries for their students. And students might qualify for food stamp benefits as well because of new changes… Read More
President Biden is pushing Congress to pour another $1.9 trillion into the COVID-ravaged economy. In the meantime, his top economic adviser says, he plans to bump up food stamp benefits.
The federal government has yet to approve plans in most states for giving out money that was authorized in October.
(Ohio Valley ReSource)– He asked her if she was cold. A wind whips around the park in western Kentucky a couple days before Christmas. He puts his arm around her… Read More
The Trump Administration has been buying food from farmers and getting it to food banks. Food banks, however, say the program was not set up to deliver food efficiently.
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Joe Burrow is partnering with The Athens County Food Pantry (ACFP) and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) in support of the Joe Burrow Hunger Relief… Read More
Ohio Valley Anti-Hunger Advocates Worry Region Overlooked In Over $1 Billion Federal Food Box Program
MURRAY, Ky. (OVR) — A new federal program is buying more than $1 billion in farm products such as dairy, produce and meat unable to be sold due to the pandemic’s… Read More
MURRAY, Ky. (OVR) — Food banks and pantries across the Ohio Valley are seeing spiked demand as an unprecedented surge of people continue to file for unemployment benefits, with food banks… Read More
Leaders of Ohio’s foodbanks say they are overwhelmed by the demand on their services right now. They’re urging the federal government to increase food stamp benefits by 15% and asking… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) —The spread of the novel coronavirus spurred Ohio Governor Mike DeWine to order colleges, universities, and K-12 schools to close. An estimated 29 percent of Athens County… Read More
The pending federal rule changes could push a million kids off free or reduced-price school meals, at least temporarily.
There’s a picture frame on the wall next to the customer service desk in the IGA in Inez, Kentucky. Inside the frame is a scrap of beige meat-counter paper, on… Read More
The partial shutdown of the federal government is affecting families depending on the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program program, or SNAP. Benefits for February have come early as a temporary… Read More