December 20, 2014
A third of Ohioans now eligible for food help

Ohio's economic recovery is measured in lower unemployment rates and more production, but 3.8 million Ohioans don't feel those effects. All they feel is hungry. "Despite some indications that the economy appears to be improving slightly in some areas, the overall economic recovery is not reaching those at the lower incomes scales," said Lisa Hamler-Fugitt. "Unfortunately, in the new economy, the jobs that are available are low-wage, part-time, no-benefits jobs."

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December 16, 2014
Ohioans Losing Ground with Stagnant Wages, Nearly 200 Million Fewer Meals

The Ohio Association of Foodbanks today released a research brief that examines what happens when stagnant wages meet cuts and changes to food assistance. The result? Nearly 200 million fewer meals and $477 million in lost revenue and economic growth since November 2013.

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December 3, 2014
New ACS Data Reveal Increase in Need for Foodbanks in Every Metro

2013 5-year American Community Survey estimates released today show an increase in the number of individuals living in households with incomes at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level in every Metropolitan Statistical Area in the state, when compared to 2009 5-year estimates. So it's no surprise that five years out from the end of the Great Recession, Ohio's 12 Feeding America foodbanks and their member food pantries are providing help with food to more Ohioans than ever before.

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