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Senate Republican seeks to Restrict SNAP and Medicaid Eligibility in Ohio

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Senate Republican seeks to Restrict SNAP and Medicaid Eligibility in Ohio

By Jake Zuckerman A Senate Republican from Lancaster is seeking to restrict eligibility requirements on poor Ohioans seeking government assistance paying for groceries and health care. The proposed legislation comes during a pandemic that has killed about 450,000 Americans. Nearly 1 in 10 households said during a survey last month that they often or sometimes don’t have enough […]

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Child Welfare Analysis Shows Impact from Food Insecurity, Broadband Access Even Before Pandemic

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Child Welfare Analysis Shows Impact from Food Insecurity, Broadband Access Even Before Pandemic

By Susan Tebben Infant mortality, broadband connectivity, and racial disparities have been named as major impacts on child health and success, especially as the pandemic continues to create uncertainty educationally and economically throughout the state. A state child advocacy group released its analysis of child welfare before the pandemic, and said the data should be a guide for […]

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Video: Cooking on a Budget with Local Matters

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Video: Cooking on a Budget with Local Matters

Local Matters, an organization addressing food insecurity, is bringing back their Veggie Van. First introduced in 2009, the Veggie Van has recently received an influx of funding to get it back on the streets in neighborhoods without easy access to fresh, organic produce. Tori Strickland, Director of Programs for Local Matters, says this newest iteration […]

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This Entrepreneur Wants to Feed the Hungry with Ugly and Misshapen Produce

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega This Entrepreneur Wants to Feed the Hungry with Ugly and Misshapen Produce

People are hungry, and good food is going to waste. Enter: Misfits Market, a subscription service delivering low-cost, mildly ugly produce to frugal or limited-budget buyers. A Philadelphia-based operation, Misfits Market is the brain child of Abhi Ramesh, a native Atlantan who, while apple-picking at a farm near Philadelphia, observed a peculiar practice by the […]

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Columbus State Partners with Mid-Ohio Foodbank on Student-Centric Market

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus State Partners with Mid-Ohio Foodbank on Student-Centric Market

If you’re hungry, it’s difficult to concentrate in the classroom. That concept is prevalent in grade schools and high schools across the country, but hunger-based needs don’t stop at the college level. Leaders at Columbus State Community College are well aware of this issue, and are looking to take the next step in addressing food […]

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All People’s Fresh Market Opening Soon

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega All People’s Fresh Market Opening Soon

All People’s Fresh Market, first announced last June to be taking over an old beer and wine drive-thru on Parsons Avenue, will have a grand opening next month. Run by the Church for All People’s Healthy Eating and Living Director Erin West, the market will supply free fresh fruits and vegetables to anyone earning up […]

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International Health Food Activist Weighs in on Local Childhood Food Insecurity

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega International Health Food Activist Weighs in on Local Childhood Food Insecurity

While other kids were hankering for chicken nuggets and cheese pizza, Haile Thomas was eating lamb vindaloo. The 16-year-old superstar who’s been on several Food Network shows, the Today Show, and Dr. Oz, and was featured in publications like O Magazine, Teen Vogue and YES Magazine, brought her mission to Columbus on Monday, at the […]

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