Executive budget underfunds food aid by $10 million
Posted March 03, 2017 in Press Releases
One in six Ohioans live with food insecurity
Today Policy Matters Ohio releases our latest “Budget Bite,” which examines funding for Ohio’s hunger relief programs in the proposed 2018-2019 executive budget. The Ohio Association of Foodbanks’ research finds $30 million is needed to meet our needs for food aid. The proposed state budget would spend about $20 million.
“One in six Ohioans live with food insecurity,” said Budget Bite author and Policy Matters Ohio Senior Project Director Wendy Patton. “Need is especially rising in Ohio’s cities. Yet the governor’s budget includes no increased investment for hunger programs or food banks.”
For more information, read our latest Budget Bite.
Policy Matters Ohio is a nonprofit, nonpartisan state policy research institute with offices in Cleveland and Columbus.