Ask Your State Rep To Volunteer
Each day, hunger is experienced in every community across our state.
Currently, 1 in 6 people, including 1 in 4 children, are hungry in northwest Ohio.
The Ohio Association of Foodbanks and its 12 partner food banks, including the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank, has made a request to Ohio Governor John Kasich to support A Comprehensive Approach to Hunger Relief, which will provide $30 million per year in funding for hunger relief within the FY 2018/19 Executive Budget. This approach will allow Ohio to set the standard for addressing food insecurity in the most extensive and focused manner possible. Investing in diverse anti-hunger programs will benefit Ohio, resulting in increased educational achievements, higher worker productivity, and lower rates of chronic health conditions and elderly institutionalization.
The best way to help Ohio legislators understand the scope of hunger in Ohio is to see it for themselves.
To understand how federal anti-hunger programs affect thousands of Ohioans every day we must urge Ohio legislators to volunteer at the Food Bank and see how these programs are making an impact in our community.
How can you help? Ask your state representatives to volunteer at the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank, or another of the 12 partner food banks (http://ohiofoodbanks.org/foodbanks/), before March 2017, when the Ohio House of Representatives will develop and pass its version of the state budget.
Write your state representative and be a part of the change today!
To find your State Representative and send him/her a request to visit the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank, visit: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
For more information about Ohio’s Comprehensive Approach to Hunger Relief, visit: http://bit.ly/HungerInOhio