Food Banks Concerned About Funding In New State Budget

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's food bank bosses are working to convince state lawmakers to continue funding for their programs. 

Ohio's House GOP lawmakers say it's no secret their emphasis right now is fighting the heroin crisis. That's leaving some groups uncertain. The Ohio Association of Food Banks is one of them. Lisa Hamler Fugitt is in charge there, and testified to the Ohio House Finance Committee.

"These programs, quite simply, prevent waste and loss to farmers and growers in our great state. It increases and sustains employment in Ohio and is the most wholesome and healthy food that we purchase for nearly pennies on the pound," Hamler Fugitt told lawmakers during her testimony.

She says more than two million hungry Ohioans are served, partially with money those lawmakers control.

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