November 25, 2014
Holiday Blues: Advocates Shine Spotlight on Life in the Low-Wage Economy

At the launch of the holiday season, members of the faith community joined housing and human services advocates in highlighting the toll the low-wage economy is having on individuals and families across the state. "During the holiday season, the choices [the people we serve] are forced to make, in spite of working hard every day, become even more injust," said Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks. For more, visit www.hardtimesohio.com.

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November 24, 2014
New Ohio Campaign Promotes Free Resources Available to Help Uninsured Ohioans

The Ohio Network for Health Coverage and Enrollment, a network of 250 organizations throughout Ohio, working to provide health coverage to the uninsured, launched a new public awareness campaign called are you covered? Go to www.areyoucoveredohio.org to learn more.

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November 22, 2014
More seeking food aid

"We have seen a 50 percent increase in people but the donations cannot match," said Lanna Samaniego, who operates a food pantry at the North American Indian Cultural Center in Celina. A recent study released by the Ohio Association of Foodbanks found 2 million people receive food assistance from the association's network. Samaniego has also noticed an increase in the number of elderly seeking assistance.

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