Publications & Reports
Rising to the challenge: Preventing hunger in Ohio before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic
An overview of programs and partnerships that the Ohio Association of Foodbanks engaged in to prevent childhood hunger during summer 2019.
Due to the partial federal government shutdown, February 2019 SNAP benefits were issued early on January 16. This has created a "SNAP gap" that is likely to cause significant financial strain for Ohio SNAP participants, because they will experience, at minimum, 45 days between the issuance of February and March SNAP benefits.
Due to the partial U.S. government shutdown, USDA and the State of Ohio had to release SNAP (food stamp) benefits within one month of the start of the government shutdown, which is why February benefits are being released early. Consumers can call 1-866-886-3537 with questions. Please click to view and share a flyer with more information.