Kasich Approves Emergency Funding For Food Banks

Sep 24, 2013

While Congress continues fighting over cuts to the food stamp program, Ohio food banks are getting money from state government.

Lisa Hamler-Fugitt of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks says Republican Governor John Kasich has signed five executive orders to provide emergency funding. The Governor says funding for food banks is not a political issue.

Ohio First Lady Karen Kasich has been active with a program providing extra food for at-risk low income students. Former Governor Ted Strickland, a Democrat, also provided emergency funding to food banks.