Ohio Department Of Job And Family Services To Give $1 Million To Foodbanks Before Holidays


UPDATED: Thursday December 20, 2012 4:41 PM

The state plans to give $1 million in temporary assistance to the Ohio Association of Foodbanks before the holidays.

According to a release from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the department authorized the release of the temporary funding to help families in need.

“They say the Great Recession is over, but we all know that many Ohioans are still struggling to find jobs, feed their families, and simply get back on their feet,” said Director Michael B. Colbert, whose agency will distribute the funding. “I’m grateful to Governor Kasich for taking this action to help Ohio’s families in their time of need.”

The Ohio Association of Foodbanks represents Ohio’s 12 Feeding America foodbanks and 3,300 charities, including food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters, according to a news release.

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