The Ohio Benefit Bank is an Internet-based, counselor assisted service that connects low- and moderate-income families to tax credits and work supports. Testimonials
As a response to the declining economic plight facing thousands of Ohioans, The Ohio Benefit Bank connects individuals and families to the support they need where they live, work, play, and pray
The Ohio Benefit Bank is supported through a public-private partnership between the State of Ohio, the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks (OASHF) and Ohio’s foodbanks as well as over 1,100 faith-based, nonprofit, governmental and private partners. The creation of this service as a tool to assist those in need has put the state of Ohio in the forefront of fighting hunger and poverty, while linking those in need to the supports that help in their day to day lives.
Join Lisa in calling on state legislators to support an amendment increasing access to fresh, healthy food!
Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, delivered powerful testimony to the House Finance Committee. Watch Lisa'a Testimony Here
Supporters of Ohio's foodbanks in the Ohio General Assembly are proposing an amendment to Governor Kasich's Executive Budget - H.B. 59 - that would provide an additional $4.5 million per year in support of the Ohio Food Program and Agricultural Clearance Program.
We need YOUR help TODAY to make a minimum of 6 phone calls and tell the members of the Ohio General Assembly House Finance Committee and Leadership that funding for hunger relief programs in Ohio should be a priority.
Click here to find contact information for these representatives, by foodbank region, and deliver this message by e-mail or phone: As a [volunteer / client / foodbank / food pantry / anti-hunger advocate / farmer / supporter], I urge Representative ______ to support an amendment to provide additional funding to foodbanks because I believe that fighting hunger in our state should be a priority and that investing in the Ohio Food Program and Agricultural Clearance Program is a smart choice for our state.
Congratulations to The Ohio Benefit Bank for assisting Ohioans access tax credits and work supports valued at more than $500 million; a major milestone in OBB’s history and the history of The Benefit Bank online service!