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Gov. DeWine approves $25 million for food assistance

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio food banks will receive an additional $25 million in federal relief funds thanks to a new appropriation bill. This funding is part of $6 billion allocated to organizations and projects in need across Ohio and will be used to provide essential goods to those in need.

The Mid-Ohio Food Bank in Columbus is one of the organizations that will benefit from the additional funding. Food bank volunteer Sarah Weger says the organization needs help.


What you need to know

  • The bill is set to improve various projects in the community. For schools he gives $1.75 billion and for nursing homes in Ohio he gives $350 million.
  • $25 million will be donated to the Ohio Food Bank Association
  • This appropriation measure will provide $161 million for affordable housing in Ohio.

“It used to be that customers always had milk and eggs, but not recently, and there’s a real shortage of that these days,” Weger said.

Mike Hochron, vice president of communications for Mid-Ohio Food Collective, said the demand for his company’s services is unprecedented.

“We can see from one side of the warehouse to the other because the demand for our services is unprecedented,” says Hochron.

Hokuron said the federal dollar will be used for dairy, poultry, meat and other food and personal care products. He believes the additional funding will help ensure that families in need have access to essential, nutritious foods.

Jolly Novotny, director of foreign affairs for the Ohio Food Bank Association, said they had been seeking relief from legislators for nearly two years.

“Over the past 12 months, we’ve really seen it escalate to unprecedented levels, especially in serving families with children and the elderly at a higher rate,” Novotny said. .

The Mid-Ohio Food Bank alone distributes 170,000 meals a day. Weger says federal dollars can potentially save lives by providing the basics for survival.

“It’s going to make a lot of people really happy. And for me, it just gets you where you need to go to get help. So they use some of those resources for that.” It would be great if you could… Said.

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