Ohio Association of Foodbanks Proposal Would Add Pictures To EBT Cards, To Halt Food Stamp Fraud By Ohio Public Radio • Feb 8, 2017 Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio There’s a bill in the legislature that would add the photos of food stamp recipients to their electronic benefit transfer or EBT cards. Report: 17 Percent Of Ohioans Are Food Insecure By Jim Letizia • Apr 30, 2016 A new report illustrates the continued struggles of many Ohioans in obtaining adequate, nutritious food. Census Bureau Data Shows Nearly 2 Million Ohioans Living In Poverty By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Sep 18, 2015 The U.S. Census Bureau has released figures on the number of Ohioans living in poverty. Feds Say Ohio Sixth Worst State For Food Insecurity By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Sep 11, 2015 A new federal study ranks Ohio among the worst states in the nation for families on the brink of hunger. Many Ohioans Not Feeling Effects Of Improved Economy By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Mar 3, 2015 Ohio's unemployment is down and numbers from the state show Ohio's economy is recovering from the Great Recession of 2008. 1 in 6 Ohioans Getting Emergency Food Assistance By Associated Press • Oct 30, 2014 A new report on hunger finds that more than one in six Ohioans is struggling to get food on the table. The data is part of Feeding America's national report on hunger. Studies Show Hunger Continues To Haunt Ohio Children By Ohio Public Radio • Sep 3, 2014 Two new reports show there are as many Ohioans who are hungry or at risk of going hungry now as there were a year ago. Listen Listening... / 1:05 Tough Winter For Low Income Ohioans By Ohio Public Radio • Mar 26, 2014 Yesterday's brief but intense snowfall served as a reminder for people who work with low-income Ohioans that this winter has been especially hard. Work Begins To Set Up Summer Food Programs For Kids By Ohio Public Radio • Mar 19, 2014 Lawmakers, food bank and school representatives and other stakeholders met in Grove City this week to discuss ways to increase participation in the summer food service program, which provides meals to children from low-income families. Snow Days Mean Kids Go Without Free/Reduced Meals By Ohio Public Radio • Feb 12, 2014 There is another serious problem caused by the snow that may go overlooked. Friday's Food Stamp Cuts Impact Nearly 2 Million Ohioans By Jim Letizia • Oct 31, 2013 More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps, including 1.8 million Ohioans, will see their benefits reduced starting Friday. Kasich Approves Emergency Funding For Food Banks By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Sep 24, 2013 While Congress continues fighting over cuts to the food stamp program, Ohio food banks are getting money from state government. Preparing For Implementation Of Health Navigators By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Sep 13, 2013 The federal health care marketplace is scheduled to open on October 1st. And Ohio organizations are busy preparing. One In Six Ohioans Facing Food Insecurity By Jim Letizia • Sep 6, 2013 New data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows low-income Ohioans continue to have problems feeding themselves and their families. Impact Of Food Stamp Cuts By Jim Letizia • Aug 16, 2013 Nearly 2 million poor Ohioans rely on food stamps to make ends meet. No Extra Foodbank Money In Senate Budget Bill By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Jun 6, 2013 Foodbanks might lose the money Ohio House lawmakers put in their version of the state budget bill. Sequestration Hits Summer Meal Program Workers By Jim Letizia • May 21, 2013 The fallout from the Federal sequestration cuts continues. Kasich Asks Foodbanks To Help With Medicaid Expansion By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Mar 1, 2013 Ohio Governor John Kasich is asking supporters of the state's food banks to help him convince his fellow Republicans in the Legislature to extend Medicaid coverage. Governor Approves Additional Money For Foodbanks By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Dec 21, 2012 For the second straight year, Ohio Governor John Kasich has authorized an additional 1-million dollar appropriation for the Ohio Association of Foodbanks to meet a growing demand. Ohio Ranks 11th For Food Insecurity By Jim Letizia • Sep 6, 2012 A new report shows one in six Ohioans worry about going hungry.