PODCAST: More Ohio families max credit cards, turn to food banks for groceries

(PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE) – Winter utility bills, ongoing inflation and easing pandemic-related supports are putting pressure on Ohioans’ household budgets. Food banks report struggling to meet demand. State lawmakers recently provided $25 million in the year-end spending bill to help address ongoing food hardship. Joree Novotny, director of external affairs for the Ohio Association of Foodbanks said her staff saw a significant decline in the number of families with children needing help during the last half of 2021, when households were receiving expanded monthly child tax credit payments. 

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