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Groups Fighting Hunger in Ohio Disappointed by Senate Budget Draft

The increased reduction would only exacerbate a growing problem

Those on the ground trying to eradicate hunger in Ohio say the new budget proposal from the state Senate would only exacerbate the problem.

After finding out that many of Ohio's foodbank clients are forced to choose between paying for food and things like utilities and medicine, the Ohio Association of Foodbanks (OAF) urged the state legislature to include increased funding to the Ohio Food Program and Agricultural Clearance Program (OFPACP), along with hopes that the federal government would make positive changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

"Clearly, (the study's) findings had the reverse impact on the Senate Republicans," OAF executive director Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, told the OCJ. "If enacted, (the Senate's budget proposal) will make hunger, insecurity and poverty worse than it is now."

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