June 15, 2020
Press Release: Ohio foodbanks urge increase to SNAP benefits

In Ohio, more than one in seven workers remain unemployed, and recent polls show one in four Americans missed last month’s rent or mortgage or have little to no confidence they can pay next month on time. Food insecurity rates have nearly doubled in Ohio from 13.9% to 23%, according to the Census Household Pulse Survey. The Census found that just in the past week, nearly 350,000 Ohio households have reported receiving free food from a food pantry, school or children’s program, or other source, such as a neighbor

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June 2, 2020
Press Statement: Our Work Does Not Stop at Food Justice - It Must Include Racial Justice

“Our senior management team at the association has never just ‘stuck to hunger issues’ before, and we’re not going to start now. I’m reaffirming that we’re here to join our fellow advocates in speaking out against racial injustice and speaking up for reforms and accountability. These are big problems that take everyone lending their voice. We can’t correct the food injustices in this country while racial injustice remains.”

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May 4, 2020
LISTEN: Sidelined by the Pandemic? AmeriCorps Could Use Your Help

Ohioans sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic have an opportunity to help contribute to the solution. "National service members will be a critical component to getting nonprofits and communities back on their feet and functioning," says director of community services Maureen Allen. 

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