Please help us ensure no Ohioan is left behind as we navigate the pandemic and related recovery – reach out to your Ohio Senator now and ask them to prioritize hunger relief in the state budget.
Prioritize Hunger-Relief Programs in the State Budget
Dear [Decision Maker],
As a supporter of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, I want to thank you for the increase in funding for the Ohio Food and Agricultural Clearance Programs in the 2020-2021 state budget.
The support of these state-funded food programs not only nourishes Ohioans in need, but also has a multiplier effect on Ohio's agricultural economy. Last year, these two programs provided more than 55 million meals, created 316 jobs and invested $9 million into the Ohio economy. These programs also supported Ohio farmers and producers by funding the purchase of highly nutritious surplus eggs and protein items, staple foods, and fresh fruits and vegetables.
Thank you again for this vital increase - your support of food banks and farmers across the State of Ohio will help feed so many in need.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]