September 18, 2014
New Poverty Data Indicate One-Third of Ohioans Eligible for Emergency Food

"What we find most alarming is that these data indicate that one-third of Ohioans live in households at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. For a family of three, that's less than $39,580 a year. As families continue to struggle now five years removed from the end of the Great Recession, nutritious food continues to be sacrificed."

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September 8, 2014
Ohio Association of Foodbanks Awarded $2.18 Million Federal Navigator Grant

"We are thrilled to announce that the Ohio Association of Foodbanks - along with a network of strategic consortium members - was awarded a federal Navigator grant by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for the second consecutive year. This approximately $2.18 million grant will allow us to continue to raise awareness about the federally-facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace and help Ohioans enroll in available 2015 plans beginning November 15."

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September 4, 2014
Ohio rates among the worst states when it comes to hunger problems

"We want to bring a voice to the voiceless who stand in our food lines," said Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks. As she and other advocates met yesterday to call on state and national leaders to put more money into meal programs for poor children, the US Department of Agriculture released a report on food insecurity that shows Ohio making scant progress during the past few years.

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