September 8, 2014
Ohio Association of Foodbanks Awarded $2.18 Million Federal Navigator Grant

"We are thrilled to announce that the Ohio Association of Foodbanks - along with a network of strategic consortium members - was awarded a federal Navigator grant by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for the second consecutive year. This approximately $2.18 million grant will allow us to continue to raise awareness about the federally-facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace and help Ohioans enroll in available 2015 plans beginning November 15."

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September 4, 2014
Ohio rates among the worst states when it comes to hunger problems

"We want to bring a voice to the voiceless who stand in our food lines," said Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks. As she and other advocates met yesterday to call on state and national leaders to put more money into meal programs for poor children, the US Department of Agriculture released a report on food insecurity that shows Ohio making scant progress during the past few years.

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September 3, 2014
Continuing high rate of food insecurity in Ohio brings together advocates, providers

Household Food Security data released today by the USDA Economic Research Service indicates that from 2011-2013, an estimated 16 percent of Ohioans lived in food insecure households. The association co-released a brief on child hunger today which examines this continuing hunger crisis, its implications for Ohio's children, a summary of federal and state programs available and opportunities for action.

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