Media Coverage

Dec 20, 2018

Ohioans pan Donald Trump's work requirements for food stamp recipients

President Donald Trump's executive order adding work requirements for able-bodied food stamp recipients drew criticism from many in Ohio. "Taking essential benefits like food assistance away [will[ merely increase hunger," said Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director for the Ohio Association of Foodbanks.

Dec 6, 2018

Editorial from The Blade: Pass Farm Bill minus harsh rules

"The final deal that was struck rejects the unnecessary new work obligations for adults to participate in SNAP. Critics attacked the proposal because they say food stamps are needed for people who are in poverty. One million or more households would potentially lose [SNAP] if the scrooge-like GOP plan were to be implemented."

Nov 11, 2018

Letter: Despite economy we have a hunger problem

"Despite an improving economy, our organization served almost the exact same number of people last year [as the previous year]. Things are not getting better. This is just becoming the new normal."

Oct 9, 2018

Proposed changes to work requirements for food stamps could mean more struggle to get food

"Congress has pushed its vote on the Farm Bill until at least after the midterm elections in November. Much of the delay is over the work requirements that would allow some to either get money to buy food or not. Mary O'Shea, director of advocacy at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, says the delays are an attempt to make a much harsher policy. 'The reality is that there are already work requirements,' said O'Shea."

Sep 20, 2018

Ohio Groups Criticize Food Stamp Cuts in Farm Bill

Advocacy and policy groups from across the state are decrying proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps, in the 2018 Farm Bill.

Sep 10, 2018

Why the Farm Bill Matters - Ohio

The farm bill provides the heart of our collective commitment that no one in Ohio or anywhere across this great nation should go hungry. The nutrition assistance programs contained in this legislation feed tens of millions of children, seniors, veterans and other hungry Americans in every county across the United States.