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May 9, 2022

Bridging the COVID Cliff: preparing for the Public Health Emergency Unwind, watch webinar

The flexibility and expansions that kept many households afloat during the pandemic will end when the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) expires, perhaps as soon as July, causing a COVID Cliff. Families still fighting to gain stability will face the end of enhanced Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, the redetermination of the full Medicaid...

December 6, 2021

Ohio among first three states approved to issue Pandemic EBT benefits for missed school meals during 2021-2022 school year

On November 16, 2021, Ohio became one of the first three states in the country to receive federal approval to implement a Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) program during the 2021-2022 school year. Thanks to strong planning and coordination between the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), and school...

August 30, 2021

Navigating Pandemic EBT

Ensuring that children received proper nutrition was one of the many challenges that COVID brought. In the 2019-2020 school year, over 710,000 K-12 Ohio students were eligible to receive a free or reduced lunch and breakfast. Meals were provided directly to students when they were physically in school. Once schools closed during the pandemic, many...

May 23, 2021

An opportunity for Ohio to knock out child hunger this summer

By: Rachel Cahill, Consultant Hope Lane, Public Policy & External Affairs Associate Overview Additional federal resources will be available to Ohio families this summer to cover the rising cost of groceries while school is out. The Center for Community Solutions (Community Solutions) estimates that the Summer Pandemic-EBT program (Summer P-EBT) will provide approximately $400 million...