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04/18/14: Ohio Pork Farmers Reach 1 Million Meals Donated (View)
04/15/14: WATCH: Ohio farmers donate pork to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank (View)

Watch Anne Goodman, president and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, and Duane Stateler, president of the Ohio Pork Council, celebrate an Easter pork donation! This donation marks 1 million meals donated by Ohio pork farmers since they began to partner with Ohio's foodbanks. 

04/12/14: Access to fresh food lacking in parts of Ohio (View)
04/04/14: Help Wanted: Poverty Fighters in Ohio (View)

A poverty-fighting organization is looking for some new recruits who can provide a helping hand for Ohioans in need. In exchange for a modest stipend, AmeriCorps members volunteer at schools, shelters, and other community service programs throughout the state.

04/01/14: Senator Sherrod Brown: "National Service: Strengthening Ohio's Communities" (View)

"AmeriCorps VISTA also partners with the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) to provide low-income children with free, healthy meals and snacks. In Ohio, over 800,000 children receive free or reduced lunches during the school year, but in the summer months many of them go hungry. I believe in service because we all have a duty to help improve our communities and uplift our fellow Americans."

03/26/14: Ohio's winter was especially harsh for lower-income people (View)

This winter has been tough for anyone who's had to make their way through it to go to work or to school. But for low-income Ohioans, it's been especially difficult. Some lost pay and even had to risk their jobs to take time off when school was cancelled, and spikes in gas prices have hurt. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.

03/25/14: Roundtable Offers Food for Thought - and Action - on Food Insecurity (View)

Read an article by Claudia Herrold of Philanthropy Ohio that discusses a roundtable held to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty and that convened USDA FNS Under Secretary Kevin Concannon and 20 representatives of the anti-hunger and anti-poverty community in Ohio.

03/21/14: USDA Recognizes Issue with Students Missing Meals on Snow Days (View)

Thousands of families had to find different ways to feed their kids after multiple snow days cut them off from the usual free or reduced-price meals. The USDA has a rule that prohibits USDA funded meals from being delivered off of school grounds. Hunger advocates have said lifting this rule could help get food to these kids during snow days.

03/20/14: Summer Food Needs for Students (View)
03/19/14: Activists working now to set up summer food service programs for kids (View)
02/24/14: Ohio Research: How Income, Poverty and Unemployment Impact Hunger (View)
02/24/14: WATCH: Common Ground -- SNAP Work Requirements (View)
02/22/14: Nearly half of Ohio kids get subsidized lunches (View)
02/18/14: The Vindicator Editorial: Find more work slots or restore food stamps to needy Ohioans (View)
02/15/14: Dayton Daily News: Millions of Ohioans either unemployed or looking for work (View)
02/13/14: Snow Days Mean Kids Go Without Free/Reduced Meals (View)
02/08/14: Part of the Farm Bill: Cuts to Food Stamps (View)
01/26/14: Akron Beacon Journal Editorial: 'SNAP Judgment' (View)
01/25/14: About 10,000 Ohioans lose food stamps (View)
01/19/14: Food pantry seeing new clients after food stamps' work rule hits (View)
01/18/14: Most on food stamps are working (View)
12/28/13: Lisa Hamler-Fugitt Appearance on 10TV Capital Square (View)
12/20/13: Food Struggles Could Hit Ohio's Jobless Even Harder (View)
12/18/13: Critics prod Kasich to waive work rule (View)
12/18/13: WATCH: Foodbanks, Advocates Address Need for SNAP Statewide (View)
12/12/13: WATCH: Update on Health Plans and Ohio (View)
12/07/13: Healthcare Navigators Report Easier Time Helping Clients (View)
12/05/13: Viewpoint: Fighting for a fair farm bill (View)
12/02/13: Job market stalling, but work requirement for food stamps still looms (View)
12/01/13: Waiver for food stamps cues debate (View)
11/29/13: Toledo Blade Editorial: No jobs, no food stamps (View)
11/28/13: Work requirement for food stamps draws ire of two lawmakers (View)
11/27/13: Press Conference: Discussing Food Stamp Eligibility in Ohio (View)
11/19/13: Food stamp cuts hit Stark County's poor (View)
11/16/13: NBC4 Segment on Spread the Good Campaign (View)
11/06/13: Lisa Hamler-Fugitt Appearance on "State of Ohio" (View)
11/05/13: Food stamp cuts create high demand for foodbank supplies (View)
11/02/13: Today's Food Stamp Cuts Impact 1.8 Million Ohioans (View)
11/02/13: Bllomberg: Wal-Mart to Widows Will Feel U.S. Food Stamp Cuts (View)
11/02/13: Food stamp stimulus money expires (View)
11/01/13: Ohioans' food stamp cut will hurt (View)
10/25/13: Donation from Wiers Farm helps drive Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio (View)
10/22/13: Volunteers sought to sign residents up for benefits (View)
10/13/13: Health Insurance Exchanges Suffer Ills of Geography (View)
10/15/13: Ohioans Receiving Food Stamps Hurt by Weekend EBT Card System Outage (View)
10/13/13: Melissa Harris-Perry Appearance by Lisa Hamler-Fugitt (View)
10/10/13: In Boehner's backyard: A 'perfect storm' for hunger (View)
10/10/13: Shutdown a 'complete disconnect' from the realities of hungry Ohioans (View)
10/09/13: Ohio Association of Foodbanks, two state senators host public discussion (View)
10/08/13: High On Ohio: Part 5 (View)
10/08/13: High On Ohio: Part 4 (View)
10/08/13: High On Ohio: Part 3 (View)
10/08/13: High On Ohio: Part 2 (View)
10/08/13: High On Ohio: Part 1 (View)
09/24/13: Gov. Kasich praises foodbank efforts, pledges support (View)
09/07/13: Ohio 10th worst state for food insecurity (View)
09/07/13: Ohio ranks 10th in nation for low food security (View)
09/04/13: Ex-offenders garden for good cause (View)
09/04/13: Increased funds mean more fresh produce at foodbanks (View)
09/01/13: Ohio foodbanks need our help (View)
08/30/13: Ohio foodbanks leader says cutting SNAP funds a bad idea (View)
08/30/13: Governor Kasich encourages Ohioans to help end hunger (View)
08/18/13: Worries grow as program faces ax (View)
08/16/13: Ohio Association of Foodbanks state's largest recipient of navigator grants (View)
08/15/13: Local pantries fear impact of food stamp cut (View)
08/09/13: Food assistance recipients brace for cuts (View)
08/08/13: Ohioans set to take hit if food stamp boost lapses (View)
08/08/13: Toledo Blade editor says "go-hungry policy" would be awful (View)
08/08/13: 16% of Ohioans face food stamp cuts (View)
08/06/13: Advocates, politicians say they will promote Obama health plan (View)
08/03/13: Incoming Federal Cuts to Hit Low-Income Ohio Families (View)
07/23/13: State rep visits food program (View)
07/17/13: Growers fear for their safety net if legislation doesn't cover food stamps (View)
06/20/13: Kids summer food program under way (View)
06/19/13: Farmers markets bring produce to summer food programs (View)
06/16/13: CEO of ProMedica says: Hunger is a health issue (View)
06/14/13: Senator Brown, Ohio Foodbanks promote summer meal program (View)
06/14/13: Many children in Ross, Pike Counties food insecure (View)
06/13/13: Executive Order will feed children in rural areas (View)
06/08/13: Senate declines to boost foodbank aid (View)
06/05/13: Meigs Local funded for children's summer feeding program (View)
06/04/13: Hunger Doesn't Take a Summer Break (View)
06/04/13: Schools will provide summer meals to needy kids (View)
05/30/13: Helper at hand in Governor Kasich (View)
05/25/13: The Courier (Findlay) endorses state budget request for Ohio's foodbanks (View)
05/19/13: Food gap: Akron-Beacon Journal endorses state budget request for Ohio foodbanks (View)
05/17/13: Banking on food: Toledo Blade endorses state budget request for Ohio foodbanks (View)
05/15/13: Brown Introduces Amendment to Reverse Cuts to Foodbanks (View)
05/09/13: USDA Administrator Talks about Food Insecurity in Appalachia (View)
04/24/13: Walmart Giving Tops $1 Billion Nationwide (View)
04/17/13: Fed Cuts Impact Summer Meals for Hungry Ohio Kids (View)
04/15/13: Video: Additional Refrigeration Needed at Member Foodbank (View)
04/06/13: UnitedHealthcare Donation Means Healthy Food for People in Need (View)
04/02/13: Pork donation to make a difference (View)
02/06/13: More than 44 percent of Ohio children receive free and reduced-price school meals (View)
01/31/13: Gov. Kasich announces $1.5 million in funding for summer programs (View)
01/02/13: Kasich gifts foodbanks with much-needed boost (View)
12/10/12: Fiscal cliff crisis seen as threat to gains (View)
12/02/12: Advocates fear food stamp cuts look inevitable (View)
11/21/12: Hunger in Ohio Doesn't Take a Holiday (View)
11/19/12: Fighting Hunger: Editorial (View)
11/17/12: Lisa Hamler-Fugitt on Melissa Harris-Perry, Part 1 (View)
11/17/12: Lisa Hamler-Fugitt on Melissa Harris-Perry, Part 2 (View)
11/13/12: Food Stamp Benefits Shrink; Food Pantries Concerned (View)
11/12/12: Ohio Food Stamp Aid To Be Cut (View)
11/08/12: Ohio food charity need up 45 percent in three years (View)
09/13/12: Drought impacts Ohio foodbanks, reports Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (View)
08/27/12: As Ohio School Bells Ring, Kids' Tummies Rumble (View)
Public News Service
08/16/12: Has your representative rejected SNAP cuts in the Farm Bill? (View)
Ohio Association of Foodbanks Action Alert
08/02/12: Poverty Sim: Walk in My Shoes (View)
United Way Director: Trials and Triumphs
07/23/12: Protecting SNAP: Notes from the Field (View)
Spotlight on Poverty
07/13/12: Backpack program helps parents feed kids (View)
Middletown Journal
07/02/12: Hunger: Interview with Lisa Hamler-Fugitt and Matt Habash (View)
Town Hall Ohio Radio, Episode 320
06/28/12: Governor stops by the Lunch Club (View)
Westerville News & Public Opinion
06/25/12: Summer lunch programs available (View)
Record Herald
06/21/12: Making sure to eat well (View)
The Chronicle-Telegram
06/20/12: With Schools Closing for the Summer, Brown Alerts Ohioans to 1,734 Sites in 77 Counties that Ensure Needy Children Do Not Go Hungry in the Summer (View)
06/16/12: Governor Kasich Issues Executive Order to Feed Hungry Children (View)
The Cincinnati Herald
06/10/12: Needy kids can get summer lunches (View)
Dayton Daily News
06/08/12: Lunch Provided: USDA Summer Food Program under way (View)
Marietta Times
06/02/12: Fraud Guard - proposed rules for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (View)
Akron Beacon Journal
05/02/12: Freestore sheds light on poverty through simulation (View)
Cincinnati Enquirer
05/02/12: 15.5% fall into 'meal gap' (View)
New Philadelphia Times Reporter
04/30/12: Cutting food stamp funding hurts the poor and rural America (View)
Politico
04/27/12: Hunger on the rise in Ohio, relief group says (View)
The Plain Dealer
04/22/12: Poverty In America: Defining The New Poor (View)
National Public Radio
04/17/12: For some, tax laws really code to joy (View)
The Dispatch
04/11/12: Designed to fight poverty (View)
Akron Beacon Journal editorial
03/09/12: Another View - Hunger in Ohio (View)
Ironton Tribune
02/19/12: It's tax time, and a statewide, nonprofit agency wants you to hang on to your money. (View)
Mansfield Journal News
02/14/12: Two local nonprofits receive $300,000 in grants (View)
The Dispatch
01/31/12: Officials Look for Ways to Boost Student Use of Free Summer Meal Plans (View)
The Dispatch
01/30/12: State Looks to Help More Kids with Food Programs (View)
Ohio News Network
01/02/12: Food Stamps: The Safety Net That Deserves Its Name (View)
The Nation
12/22/11: Hard Choices Loom in Boehner's Home State as Benefits Expiring (View)
Bloomberg
12/02/11: Fast Food's Dirty Little Secret: It's the Middle Class Buying Burgers (View)
The Atlantic
12/04/11: Poverty a Community Problem (View)
The Marion Star
11/22/11: Wendy's Awards OASHF with $10,000 Community Appreciation Grant (View)
www.aboutwendys.com
11/19/11: Nation Needs to Step Up Fight Against Hunger (View)
The Columbus Dispatch
11/15/11: Needy Families Reach Out for Ohio Benefit Bank (View)
WKYC
11/14/11: Even in a Land of Abundance, Hard Times Leave Many People in Need (View)
Crain's Cleveland Business
11/09/11: Congresswoman Fudge Shops on a Food Stamp Budget (View)
Fox 28 News
11/07/11: Peanut Butter Prices Hurting Foodbanks (View)
610 WTVN
10/30/11: Hunger Escalating among Ohio's Greatest Generation (View)
The Examiner
10/24/11: Outside Cleveland, Snapshots of Poverty's Surge in the Suburbs (View)
The New York Times
10/17/11: Hunger Spreads in Suburbia (View)
The Columbus Dispatch
10/11/11: Hundreds of Helping Hands Could be Lost in Ohio (View)
Public News Service
10/06/11: Farm Credit Services of Mid-America Helps Ohio Farmers Fight Hunger (View)
PR Web
10/06/11: Ohio Pork Producers Inspire Giving (View)
FoodandBeveragePeople.com
09/23/11: New Census Numbers "No Surprise" to Ohio Foodbanks (View)
Public News Service - Ohio
09/12/11: Second Harvest Mobile Unit Assists Veterans (View)
WKBN
09/08/11: Hunger in Ohio Rises to 6th-Worst in U.S. (View)
The Dispatch
08/15/11: AmerCorps and VISTA: Answers to an Ailing Economy (View)
The Rachel Maddow Show
07/27/11: Homeless Children Get Lessons in Health (View)
WLWT Channel 5
02/04/11: The Need for Social Service Agencies to Come Together (View)
Brunswick Area Television