The public policy team at the Ohio Association of Foodbanks sits down to provide you with updates on what is happening in Congress when it comes to hunger and basic needs security. OAF’s new director of communications, Audrey Vanzant, joins Hope and Sarah to host the episode and ask the team what the listeners need to know when it comes to the debt ceiling deal negotiation earlier this year, delays in the Farm Bill, a possible government shutdown and more. Take a listen!
Medicaid renewals are starting. Those who don’t reenroll could get kicked off, by Maria Godoy, NPR
The government remains open – for now. Here’s what happens next, by Kaanita Iyer, CNN
Rep Mike Johnson says avoiding shutdown is priority as House speaker, by April Rubin, Axios
Getting a new speaker may not clear hurdles to agriculture bills, by Ellyn Ferguson, Roll Call
Millions of American families struggle to get food on the table, report finds, by Maria Godoy, NPR
Feeding America Calls for Immediate Action to Address Large Increase in Food Insecurity, Released October 25, 2023
A recently released USDA Policy Memo assured that SNAP and WIC benefits will be issued through the rest of the year, regardless of government shutdown.
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Ohio Association of Foodbanks is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization without party affiliation or bias. We are Ohio’s largest charitable response to hunger and our mission is to assist Ohio’s 12 Feeding America foodbanks in providing food and other resources to people in need and to pursue areas of common interest for the benefit of people in need.
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