October 30, 2014
Hunger in Ohio 2014 Study Released

Ohio's data from Feeding America's Hunger in America 2014 study, available only once every four years, was the subject of a press conference held today at the Ohio Statehouse. The study found that more than one in six Ohioans, or more than 2 million people, stand in the state's emergency food lines each year.

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October 30, 2014
More Ohioans turning to food pantries, study shows

"The full-time jobs that pay living wages and provide benefits have been replaced with part-time, low-wage jobs that just aren't cutting it for Ohio families. These limited resources lead to tough choices and serious consequences," said Lisa Hamler-Fugitt. The study was based on interviews with nearly 7,000 food pantry clients, and advocates hope the findings will prompt state leaders to act.

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September 18, 2014
New Poverty Data Indicate One-Third of Ohioans Eligible for Emergency Food

"What we find most alarming is that these data indicate that one-third of Ohioans live in households at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. For a family of three, that's less than $39,580 a year. As families continue to struggle now five years removed from the end of the Great Recession, nutritious food continues to be sacrificed."

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