Lisa Hamler-Fugitt

With inflation, supply-chain kinks, plight of Ohio food banks grows

BY: - March 4, 2022

For millions of Ohioans, world events are making it harder to fill their pantries and refrigerators, an official who helps oversee the state’s food banks said on Wednesday. Those pressures will only increase pantries’ need for state assistance, she said. The coronavirus pandemic had already put pressure on the state’s food banks as demand increased […]

Ohio foodbanks starting to go hungry

BY: - January 7, 2022

As the coronavirus pandemic enters its third year, Ohio’s foodbanks are in a perilous state, an official who helps run them said Wednesday. The centers have gotten through the crisis with special relief funds and help from the National Guard. But as happened repeatedly through the pandemic, foodbanks are facing increasing strains as temporary relief […]

On the front lines of the poverty fight, the struggle for resources continues

BY: - February 11, 2021

On the front lines of the poverty fight, the struggle for resources continues

Help is on the way, but hunger still confronts a vast swath of Ohio

BY: - January 11, 2021

When Congress passed a $900 million covid-relief package just before Christmas, it contained good news for legions of desperate Americans. But one of Ohio’s top advocates against hunger said it won’t be nearly enough. Among its provisions is a four-month, 15% increase in benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. But said Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive […]

National Guard assistance to foodbanks extended into December

BY: - September 21, 2020

Ohio's volunteer-strapped foodbanks are getting help into December, the Ohio National Guard announced Thursday.