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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 million children throughout Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia this summer. The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer, or P-EBT, program started last March to provide money to… 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 in the federal food assistance program. Joree Novotny with the Ohio Association of Foodbanks said SNAP, the program that provides food cards to needy families,… Read More
The federal government has yet to approve plans in most states for giving out money that was authorized in October.
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 disruptions to the food supply and send “food boxes” to needy families. But some anti-hunger advocates worry that parts of the Ohio Valley may be… Read More
Some of the biggest leaders in public service and in the business world gathered in Columbus for the 25th Annual Children’s Hunger Alliance “Menu of Hope” luncheon aimed at ending food insecurity. The annual event set out to raise $50,000 to help make sure children in Ohio are fed. According to the Children’s Hunger Alliance,… Read More
Some 14 million U.S. households are struggling to get enough to eat — a return to pre-recession levels. The USDA data comes as the Trump administration proposes tightening eligibility for food aid.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Marshall University is conducting an annual fundraiser this month to help feed needy families. The university says in a news release the 16th annual Empty Bowls event will take place April 12 at the First Presbyterian Church in Huntington. Marshall students and volunteers are making ceramic bowls for purchase at the… 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 fix to avoid anticipated disruptions should the shutdown drag into another month. But the leader of God’s Pantry Food Bank in Lexington, Kentucky, said the… Read More