Resources Related to Our Request for State Funding for a Comprehensive Approach to Hunger Relief

The Ohio Association of Foodbanks is seeking $30 million per year over the 2020-21 biennium to support a Comprehensive Approach to Hunger Relief. This request represents less than $1.25 per person, per month served by our statewide network. It will support a variety of proven, effective programs and initiatives that not only prevent hunger, but support Ohio's agricultural community and lift up Ohio's faith-based and community organizations.

Below, we invite partners, stakeholders, and members of the media to learn more about our request. Collateral materials are available for the media's use with the permission of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks. For any questions, please contact Joree Novotny at jnovotny@ohiofoodbanks.org or at 614-273-5818.


Our Budget Request

  • Anti-Hunger Legislative Playbook, designed to help members of Ohio's 133rd General Assembly understand the state of hunger in Ohio, the issues around food insecurity facing their constituents, and opportunities to address those issues legislatively *(PDF)
  • One-page overview of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks state budget request *(PDF)
  • Pocket card showing Federal Poverty Income Guidelines and how they apply to people living at or near poverty. *(PDF)

Ohio Food Program and Agricultural Clearance Program