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Hello Advocate,

Today, we're asking you to make two calls to support programs that provide healthy food to millions of Ohioans.

A modest increase of less than $0.83 cents per person, per month served by the Ohio Association of Foodbanks' network 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 a couple 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 Representatives received in support of a modest funding increase for programs that provide healthy food for millions of Ohioans. Logging your call also helps us share your advocacy work with the media, lawmakers and other supporters.

If you've already made your calls, thank you! We hope you'll share this call to action with your network.

Thank you for your work to maintain access to healthy food in Ohio.

Gail Clendenin
Advocates for Ohio's Future