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A volunteer prepares an order at the Westerville Area Resource Ministry (WARM) food pantry in December 2020.

Inflation is increasing demand at food banks, leading to a struggle to keep shelves stocked

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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 they run out of money to make ends meet. Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, the executive director of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, said the items on shelves… Read More

Athens County Food Pantry workers preparing food for clients at the Route 13 location in March 2020.

Athens Co. Food Pantry Still Serving Families at Rt. 13 Location

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Athens County Food Pantry has served almost 300 families through March 17, and will continue to provide food for families in need. The ACFP sent out a press release Wednesday, clarifying its food box program is still available even though the Athens County Department of Job and Family Services closed… Read More