Food Stamps

State Auditor David Yost says a 48 thousand dollar audit of Ohio's food stamp program found roughly 31 thousand in questionable costs, including benefits used by dead people and duplicate payments.

A new report shows some Ohioans are going hungry because they can’t meet the work requirements of the food stamp program. 

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.

Federal Farm Bill Food Stamps Cuts Hurt Ohioans, Senator Says

Jan 29, 2014

The U.S. House passed a compromise Farm bill Wednesday, which among other provisions will makes some cuts to food stamps.

New Rules Force Thousands Off Of Food Stamps

Jan 24, 2014

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.

Food Stamp Program Changes Start In Ohio Next Month

Sep 20, 2013

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.

Ohio Growers Monitoring Farm Bill

May 16, 2013

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.