Ohio’s food banks are struggling with huge demand, and were worried about the lack of funding they were seeing in Governor Mike DeWine’s initial budget proposal. But the House version of the budget is giving them some relief.
Twelve regional foodbanks and 3,600 local pantries, kitchens and other units that will benefit from this money need it, said Lisa Hamler Fugitt with the Ohio Association of Food Banks.
“We've received an additional $15 million per year for the Ohio Food Program and Agriculture clearance program at a time that we desperately needed as demand has gone up and food prices are skyrocketing.”
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