October 4, 2015
Too many senior women live in poverty

"It's absolutely immoral that so many of our greatest generation is living like this," said Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks. Ohio is an aging state, and officials should take the numbers as a harbinger of the future, she said. About 14 percent of Ohio residents are 65 or older, and that figure is projected to grow to 22 percent by 2032.

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October 2, 2015
Poverty numbers rise in Dayton area despite lower unemployment

Experts say one cause of the high poverty rate is that higher-paying, full-time jobs are being replaced with jobs that don't pay a living wage, or jobs that are part-time or temporary. "We really feel that this is a crisis that has evolved from a shift in how our economy is working," said Joree Novotny, spokeswoman for the Ohio Association of Foodbanks.

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September 28, 2015
Veterans help run resource center for other veterans in need

"No one passed any judgment on me. They understood this was a temporary stop for me until I can get back on my feet. I'd call it five-star treatment, and veterans don't always get that." One veteran tells how the Military Veterans Resource Center, a Columbus-area organization that provides emergency help with food and other services, was there when he was down on his luck.

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