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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB/Report for America) — The Ohio Senate has significantly reduced funding for state food banks in its version of the state operating budget. The Ohio House has proposed… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB/Report for America) — When the pandemic-era boost to low-income food assistance expired in March, many worried that families in southeast Ohio would suffer. Two months later, those… Read More
‘We expect the impact to be huge’: Additional Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits end for Ohioans
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – The emergency SNAP allotments that have been helping many families across Southeast Ohio ended March 1st, leaving local food assistance programs bracing for a spike in… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — This month, as many as 16 million American households have received a sharp reduction in the size of their benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Athens Farmers Market is now giving low-income people the chance to get healthy and organic food options that won’t break the bank. Those who have… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Shortly after COVID-19 shut down much of Ohio, Gov. DeWine announced food stamp recipients would be allowed to use the drive-up grocery shopping service provided… Read More
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… Read More
The pending federal rule changes could push a million kids off free or reduced-price school meals, at least temporarily.
20,000 childless adults who are considered able-bodied and receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in 29 Ohio counties will soon be getting letters telling them their benefits are being cut… Read More
The Trump administration has finalized a rule to limit food stamp benefits for single able-bodied adults who can’t show that they work more than 20 hours a week, though legal challenges are possible.
The Trump administration has proposed changing food stamp rules to require able-bodied adults without children to work 20 hours or more a week or lose benefits.