Hunger in Southeast Ohio
In Southeast Ohio, 1 in 6 individuals, including 1 in 4 children, struggle with hunger. Those facing food insecurity include seniors, children, working adults, veterans, and students. A combination of rising food prices, SNAP benefit cuts, wage stagnation and underemployment has contributed to an increase need in our emergency food services . These individuals face tough choices, choosing between food and other basic necessities like paying for utilities, transportation, medicine, housing, and education.