The Ohio House is hoping to support the hungry during the coronavirus crisis with a virtual campaign and competition.
Between Wednesday and June 12, representatives are encouraged to donate to the 2020 Operation Feed Campaign through the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, according to a memo sent by Speaker Larry Householder’s office.
“For every dollar donated to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, now called the Mid-Ohio Food Collective, the food bank can purchase $9 in food and help out many Ohioans who are in need,” the statement read.
The donations will be part of a floor competition which will allow winning legislators to have a jeans day “whenever we finally return to work,” according to Householder’s memo.
Donations, for legislators and all other Ohioans, can be made at midohiofoodbank.org. Multiple state agencies are a part of a State of Ohio Operation Feed campaign.
Mid-Ohio Food Bank reaches 20 central Ohio counties, and legislators in other parts of the state were encouraged to give to local food banks.