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The Ohio National Guard will soon have to end its pandemic-related missions, including its first assignment in the coronavirus crisis – helping Ohio’s 12 food banks with the huge job of getting food to increasing numbers of people who need it.

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Ohio is among the top states for several agricultural crops and for food production and processing. But while farming is considered an essential business under the various shutdown orders, it's a tough time for those who run the state's 76,000 farms. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles has more.

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Leaders of Ohio’s foodbanks say they are overwhelmed by the demand on their services amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Congress is considering a bill that would make it easier for low-income people to get emergency food assistance during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Congressional Democrats unveiled a measure for a legislative stimulus package aimed at mitigating the economic damage stemming from the coronavirus.

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As the coronavirus spreads, people are being urged to prepare by stocking up on food and supplies, checking to see if they can work from home if schools and workplaces are shut down, and staying home if they’re sick.

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The Ohio Senate has tabled until the new year a bill requiring food stamp cards to contain a photo ID.

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The White House is proceeding with a rule that will make it harder for Ohioans in low-income counties to get food stamp benefits. 

 

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The number of low-income people turning to food pantries for help is rising. 

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Advocates say three million Americans in 40 states could lose their SNAP or food stamp benefits because of a federal rule change in how eligibility is determined at the state level.

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A follow through of the deal reached to end the partial federal government shutdown can't come soon enough as advocates for lower income people say 1.5 million Ohioans are approaching a food crisis. 

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A new study by the non-profit Food Research and Action Center ranks Ohio 18th worst in the nation for food hardship. 

The U.S. House Agriculture Committee has begun debate on the 2018 Farm Bill. 

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Ohioans who need help filing their taxes may qualify for free assistance. 

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Time is running out for Congress to approve more funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program before the money dries up.

A new report shows poverty in Ohio is declining and economic opportunity is rising.

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When President Trump's budget director this week unveiled the administration's proposed spending blueprint, which calls for significant cuts to food stamps, he said the goal was to get recipients into the work force.

U.S. Postal Service letter carriers across Ohio and the nation are participating in the annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive on Saturday. 

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The leader of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks says funding to fight hunger is cut under the House budget plan.

Low- and moderate-income individuals and families in Ohio may be eligible for free tax preparation assistance.

Nearly nine years after state lawmakers passed a crackdown on payday lenders and voters upheld the law, people are still borrowings, and the industry is still charging huge interest rates. 

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A newly introduced bill in the Ohio Legislature aims to crack down on food stamp fraud.

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There’s a bill in the legislature that would add the photos of food stamp recipients to their electronic benefit transfer or EBT cards.

A new report illustrates the continued struggles of many Ohioans in obtaining adequate, nutritious food.

The U.S. Census Bureau has released figures on the number of Ohioans living in poverty.

A new federal study ranks Ohio among the worst states in the nation for families on the brink of hunger.

Ohio's unemployment is down and numbers from the state show Ohio's economy is recovering from the Great Recession of 2008.

1 in 6 Ohioans Getting Emergency Food Assistance

Oct 30, 2014

A new report on hunger finds that more than one in six Ohioans is struggling to get food on the table.

The data is part of Feeding America's national report on hunger. 

Studies Show Hunger Continues To Haunt Ohio Children

Sep 3, 2014

Two new reports show there are as many Ohioans who are hungry or at risk of going hungry now as there were a year ago. 


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