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Sign the Petition to Support our 2018-2019 State Budget Request
Do you represent a nonprofit, community group, agency, business, or other organization that believes every Ohioan deserves access to adequate, nutritious food? Sign your organization onto this petition to support our funding request.

Are you an individual who is passionate about fighting for vulnerable people? Do you believe that hunger is unacceptable in our great state? Sign your name to this petition to join a growing list of Ohioans who believe Ohio should invest in a comprehensive approach to hunger relief.

You can learn more about our 2018-19 state budget request from this two-page overview.

Start with Advocacy 101
Every organization and individual can make important contributions by being advocates. Advocacy doesn't have to be a scary word! Watch this 15-minute video to learn the basics of advocating for programs and policies that help people in need.

Sign up and Take Action
Important policy decisions are being made which impact Ohio’s most vulnerable populations. We have the opportunity to take action. Find your elected officials and contact them to voice your concerns. Be informed of critical issues by signing up for action alerts or view past action alerts.

Take the SNAP Challenge
Can you eat on just $4.50 a day? The SNAP Challenge encourages participants to get a sense of what life is like for millions of low-income Americans facing hunger. While the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, commonly known as food stamps) provides monthly benefits to supplement the food budgets of families in need, in many cases the benefits are inadequate and families still struggle to put food on the table. Read our overview about the SNAP Challenge and get started today! Let us know you've committed to taking the challenge.

Paper Plate Project

Learn About the Paper Plate Project
We launched the Paper Plate Project in July 2010 as a way for Ohioans to make their voices heard in the halls of the Ohio Statehouse and the chambers of Congress. Through the project, we collected more than 30,000 stories from across Ohio. To view the plates and stories, please visit For more information or to use the stories in your advocacy efforts, please contact Kristine Dugan.