Food Bank en 134K Ohioans Must Meet Work Requirements to Get Food Stamps <p>As families prepare to gather around the table for Thanksgiving, state policymakers are urging the governor to change requirements for food assistance. Starting at the beginning of next year, more than 134,000 Ohioans will lose their food stamps unless they meet certain work or training requirements. This affects childless adults ages 18 to 50 who are not disabled.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:06:00 +0000 Andy Chow (Ohio Public Radio) 42640 at 134K Ohioans Must Meet Work Requirements to Get Food Stamps Amendments for More Money for Food Banks Not Accepted by Senate Committee <p>Food banks might lose the money that House lawmakers put in their version of the budget. The Senate’s changes to the budget plan that was voted out of committee today/yesterday do not include a House provision to add 2 million dollars into the state’s food banks, and a Democratic amendment to do that was rejected. Lisa Hamler Fugitt of the Ohio Association of Food Banks says she’s disappointed that more funding for food banks was out of the Senate version of the budget, while changes to the state’s exotic animals law stayed in.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 21:35:00 +0000 Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio) 34319 at Ohio Food Banks See Increasing Demand <p>Ohio food banks are distributing more food these days than during the recession a few years ago.</p><p>The Ohio Association of Foodbanks says a difficult employment climate and increased costs for daily necessities are to blame.</p><p>The association says state food banks distributed 45 percent more food and supplies in fiscal year 2012 than they did just three years earlier at the height of the recession.</p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 13:05:00 +0000 Associated Press & Dayton Daily News 24888 at Food Bank Sees Increase in Need <p>A record number of Miami Valley residents are seeking help from the food bank because of the recession and the rise in unemployment.</p> Sat, 06 Feb 2010 19:53:45 +0000 Emily McCord 33524 at