Local foodbanks to get share of Kasich-ordered funding

Food banks say that a last-minute Christmas gift from Gov. John Kasich will help fill bare cupboards at a time when the need remains strong.
Tom Jackson
Dec 28, 2012

The governor issued an executive order on Dec. 21 to provide an additional $1 million in funding for Ohio's food banks.

Julie Chase-Morefield, executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio, estimated that her agency will get 4 percent to 4 1/2 percent of the $1 million, about $40,000 to $45,000.

Much of that additional money will be used to buy fresh fruits and vegetables, she said.

For more on the cash distribution and how it will be used to supplement local pantries, pick up a copy of Friday's Register.

Comments

donutshopguy

How does one use the food bank? What requirements are there for those who participate? Can this service be used in conjunction with food stamps?

deertracker

Relax Sprinkles, I'm sure you qualify!!!

Licorice Schtick

Now that I've wiped the coffee from my nose and the table, let me say how offensive that off-topic personal attack is.

Dr. Information

Im sure Obama will get the credit for this from the liberal mindset....and it will somehow be Bush's fault when its not enough. Oh and somehow this will be spun into a Republicans hate women and blacks things too.

pptrsha

why do some people have to write stupid rude comments about such wonderful programs.. what do you care if someone needs to take advantage of help with feeding thier family!!! pretend for a minute that you have to work for minimum wage and you cant seem to make your pay equal the cost of groceries and utilities and then here comes christmas so here are the little kids believing santa is coming and you have to decide between food or a toy! i am glad there is a program that helps out. victory kitchen will always take food donations also. come on scrooge leave it alone! judge not!