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The number of Ohioans going hungry is inching up
More children are at risk
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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Lisa Hamler-Fugitt says Ohio suffers growing food insecurity.
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Two new reports show there are just as many Ohioans who are hungry or at risk of going hungry as there were a year ago.

Lisa Hamler-Fugitt with the Ohio Association of Foodbanks says the latest report shows the number of Ohioans who can’t provide food for themselves has actually ticked up a little bit.

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Hamler-Fugitt says the new report shows Ohio is now tied for third in the nation for the highest rates of very low food security. She says while the state has put money into some new food programs for poor children, the need is far greater than the supply.

She intends to use this report to continue to lobby lawmakers at the state and federal level for more money for hunger programs.

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