July 21, 2017
Press Statement: House Budget Would Endanger Older Adults, People Living with Disabilities and Children

"Ohio's charitable hunger relief network is committed to feeding the hungry in our community. But if Ohio families lose SNAP benefits, we won't be able to make up the difference. Members of Ohio's congressional delegation should protect SNAP and other povety-reduction programs in the federal budget."

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June 20, 2017
Editorial from The Plain Dealer: Ohio lawmakers should stand up for the hungry

"If federal budget cutbacks go into effect, poor children, seniors and adults can add hunger pangs to their list of woes. State and federal elected officials ought to be scrambling to change this grim picture. Food assistance is the right thing to do for people but also because hunger can drive up health costs and reduce academic achievement."

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June 13, 2017
Press Release: Trump Budget Would Shift Huge SNAP Costs to Ohio, Put Ohioans at Risk of Going Hungry

"Ohio's congressional delegation must reject any proposal that puts Ohioans - including children, seniors, and people with disabilities - at risk of not getting enough to eat," said Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks. The President's budget would force states to cover 10 percent of SNAP costs beginning in 2020, increasing to 25 percent in 2023 and beyond. 

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