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Hello Advocate,

Advocates for Ohio's Future wants all Ohioans to be able to afford the basics, which includes food, housing, utilities, and health care. You know that access to healthy food is essential, but did you know that millions of Ohioans, including 1 in 4 Ohio children, struggle with food insecurity?

Help us advocate for a healthy Ohio today by saying "no" to hunger. We need you to call state legislators today and tell them that you support a modest funding increase for programs that provide healthy food to millions of Ohioans.

Join Ohioans saying NO to hunger

Today, Ohioans who care about hunger are calling on the state's House Finance, Health and Human Services Subcommittee members to increase the amount of healthy food available to food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters and the over two million Ohioans they fed last year.

Our partner, The Ohio Association of Foodbanks is asking for a modest increase of less than $0.83 cents per person, per month served by their network. This would mean 56 million meals next year for Ohioans who are working to get past hard times.

1. Take Action Today!

Join the movement to stop hunger in Ohio. Please take five minutes to pick up the phone and call the following Representatives:

  • Representative Ryan Smith at (614) 466-1366
  • Representative Robert Sprague at (614) 466-3819

If you have a few more minutes, help us reach the entire Health and Human Services Subcommittee, by also calling:

  • Representative Mark Romanchuk at (614) 466-5802
  • Representative Barbara Sears at (614) 466-1731
  • Representative Emilia Sykes at (614) 466-3100
  • Representative Nickie Antonio at (614) 466-5921

What to say when you call:

"Hello, my name is _____________ and I'm calling from [your city/county] to let you know that I support critical state programs that fight hunger in Ohio.

I want to first thank the Representative for their continued support for the Ohio Food Program and Agricultural Clearance Program. I’m also asking the Representative to please support an amendment for $5.5 million per year to increase funding for this program."

2. Log Your Call

Click here to log your call so we can track how many calls & voicemails Representatives received in support of a funding increase for programs that provide healthy food to millions of Ohioans. Logging your call also helps us share your advocacy work with the media, lawmakers and other supporters.

Thanks for your work to maintain access to healthy food in Ohio!

Gail Clendenin
Advocates for Ohio's Future

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