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Ohio Ranked 6th Worst State for Hunger by US Dept of Agriculture

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    Hunger in Ohio rises to 6th-worst in U.S.

    By Catherine Candisky and Alex Stuckey

    The Columbus Dispatch

    Thursday September 8, 2011 1:19 PM

    The state climbed to sixth in the nation in food insecurity, as 1 in 6 households struggled last year to get enough to eat. In only five other states, all in the Deep South, was hunger more persistent, according to an annual report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

    Three years ago, Ohio ranked 12th.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2011/09/08/hunger-in-ohio-rises-to-6th-worst-in-u-s-.html

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    News said:

    Hunger in Ohio rises to 6th-worst in U.S.
    By Catherine Candisky and Alex Stuckey
    The Columbus Dispatch
    Thursday September 8, 2011 1:19 PM

    The state climbed to sixth in the nation in food insecurity, as 1 in 6 households struggled last year to get enough to eat. In only five other states, all in the Deep South, was hunger more persistent, according to an annual report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

    Three years ago, Ohio ranked 12th.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2011/09/08/hunger-in-ohio-rises-to-6th-worst-in-u-s-.html
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    The woman in this story participated in the reader forum.

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    I can’t emphasize enough how shameful it is for Ohio to rank worse than Mississippi. Horrible.

    Ohio among worst states nationally for food security, report finds

    By Catherine Candisky
    The Columbus Dispatch • Thursday September 10, 2015 9:04 AM

    Ohio now ranks third in the nation for families forced to skip meals or eat less because they didn’t have the money or resources to put food on their table.

    Advocates for the poor blame the increase on a state decision to cut off food stamps to tens of thousands of Ohioans.

    According to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report released Wednesday, 7.5 percent of Ohio households experienced “very low food security” from 2012 to 2014. That’s up from the state’s 6.4 percent average from 2009 to 2011, and worse than every state but Arkansas and Missouri.

    Read more: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/09/09/child_hunger.html

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    I bet that’s one Ohio statistic Kasich doesn’t bandy about as he travels the country running for president. No, he’ll talk about how Ohio is open for business — the neighborhood charitable food pantry “business”, that is.

    #1092886

    wpcc88
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    I can’t emphasize enough how shameful it is for Ohio to rank worse than Mississippi. Horrible.

    Ohio among worst states nationally for food security, report finds

    By Catherine Candisky<br>
    The Columbus Dispatch • Thursday September 10, 2015 9:04 AM

    Ohio now ranks third in the nation for families forced to skip meals or eat less because they didn’t have the money or resources to put food on their table.

    Advocates for the poor blame the increase on a state decision to cut off food stamps to tens of thousands of Ohioans.

    According to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report released Wednesday, 7.5 percent of Ohio households experienced “very low food security” from 2012 to 2014. That’s up from the state’s 6.4 percent average from 2009 to 2011, and worse than every state but Arkansas and Missouri.

    Read more: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/09/09/child_hunger.html

    You guys can blame Kasich all you want but look where the poorest parts of the state are; Athens, Meigs, Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Scioto. All Ted Strickland territory…

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