Franklin County Commissioners today are expected to approve spending 10 thousand dollars on a program to help low-income residents buy fresh produce at local farmers markets.
The U.S. House passed a compromise Farm bill Wednesday, which among other provisions will makes some cuts to food stamps.
More than 10 thousand low-income Ohioans lost their food stamp benefits this month as the state began enforcing work requirements that were waived in recent years.
More than one in six Ohio households is facing food insecurity.
Some state lawmakers are urging the governor to change requirements for food assistance.
The U.S. House has voted 217-210 to cut nearly 4 billion dollars a year from the food stamp, or SNAP, program that is used by more than 1 in 7 Americans in the wake of the Great Recession.
New data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows low-income Ohioans continue to have problems feeding themselves and their families.
Nearly 2 million poor Ohioans rely on food stamps to make ends meet.
The U.S. House and Senate Agriculture Committees have approved separate versions of a farm bill that would cut the size of the federal food stamp program and alter the way people qualify for it.