April 27, 2012
Hunger on the Rise in Ohio

COLUMBUSIn Ohio, 2,083,240 people—or 18.1 percent of the population—are food insecure, meaning that they don’t always know where they will find their next meal, according to Feeding America’s “Map the Meal Gap” study, which provides estimates on the rate of food insecurity at the county and congressional district level for the entire nation.

 

“We believe that no one in our state should go hungry or try to survive without access to adequate amounts of healthy, nutritious food,” said Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director at the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks. “The findings from the ‘Map the Meal Gap’ study demonstrate that more than two million people in our state are still faced with the real threat of hunger, despite claims that the economic recession has passed.”  View state and county data.

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April 5, 2012
In Ohio Walmart Provides $32.8 Million to Charitable Organizations During Last Fiscal Year

COLUMBUS  – Walmart and the Walmart Foundation announced $958.9 million in cash and in-kind contributions around the globe during the fiscal year ending Jan. 31, 2012. The company’s U.S. giving grew nearly 20 percent, largely due to increased donations of produce, meats, poultry and other nutritious food to local food banks from Walmart stores, Sam’s Club locations and distribution centers. In Ohio, Walmart gave more than $32,800,000, supporting nonprofits like the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks (OASHF).

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April 2, 2012
New Report on Impact of Proposed Budget Details Grim Portrait for Struggling Ohioans

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks (OASHF) along with the Coalition on Human Needs today released a report on the impact of the proposed federal budget on Ohio’s children, families and workers. View the report.

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