child hunger

Dollar stores, giant grocery chains push healthy food out of reach for many, activists say

BY: - June 6, 2023

“Efficiency” is a frequent justification for allowing corporations to consolidate vast swathes of the marketplace. But when it comes to food, huge grocery chains and ubiquitous dollar stores are limiting some rural and urban communities’ access to healthy food at the same time they bankrupt the farmers who produce it, members of a virtual panel […]

State budget set to raise eligibility for free lunches, still falls short of universal free lunch

BY: - May 22, 2023

Changes made to the budget by the Ohio House would bring more funding to school districts to feed students, but it’s not what school nutritionists asked for, which would feed everyone and remove the stigma of hunger. The budget is now making its way through the Ohio Senate after House changes added provisions in the […]

“God doesn’t want people to be hungry;” advocates ask Ohio Senate for more funding for foodbanks

BY: - May 12, 2023

Advocates focused on ending hunger in Ohio gathered at the Statehouse Thursday for the Praying for our Daily Bread Faith Leaders luncheon to discuss solutions in the state’s proposed operating budget.   The Ohio Association of Foodbanks would be funded $39,550,000 a year, as distributed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services under the House’s […]

Ohio foodbanks yet again asking the federal government not to hurt hungry citizens

BY: - May 11, 2023

Federal and state budget talks hold many funding sources in the balance, but advocates say hungry Ohioans shouldn’t become a pawn in the negotiation game. The Ohio Association of Foodbanks recently urged federal officials to refuse budget cuts or policy changes related to food assistance, especially after pandemic-era Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits were […]


Feed Ohio school children. Please. At the very least, feed the children.

BY: - April 6, 2023

A strain of anti-public education ideology has been running rampant among a number of lawmakers in the Ohio Statehouse for many years now. The consequences can been seen across Ohio as districts have been robbed of previous state funding, such as the many millions lost with the phase-out of Tangible Personal Properties reimbursements. As Ohio […]