Fewer Ohio kids get summer meals

Jun 29, 2012

A national anti-hunger organization that lobbies on behalf of food stamps and other federal nutrition programs says fewer Ohio children are getting summer meals. 

A report by the "Food Research and Action Center" shows one in ten eligible Ohio children were enrolled in Summer Nutrition Programs last year, placing Ohio 37th among the fifty states. More than 844-thousand Ohio kids were enrolled in the free or reduced-priced school lunch program last year. Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks, says local groups, schools, and non-profit organizations interested in hosting such a program should contact the Ohio Department of Education.