CDF-OH Child Nutrition
Over half a million children and youth in Ohio face food insecurity, a crisis made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite working parents, many families can’t afford consistent, healthy meals, impacting children’s well-being and education.
We advocate for a 15% increase in Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, providing essential relief for families. Increasing SNAP will not just feed families but stimulate Ohio’s economy.
P-EBT assistance in Ohio was limited to K-12th graders, neglecting our youngest children and youth. Expanding P-EBT benefits to include young children receiving free or reduced-price meals in preschool and childcare programs is needed—now.
- Expand SNAP Benefits: Increase SNAP allowances to cover families’ needs, especially during economic uncertainty.
- Greater Access to Food: Allow SNAP families to buy hot, prepared meals and suspend administrative rules that could weaken benefits.
- Protect Affected Groups: Suspend the three-month SNAP time limit for unemployed adults without minors throughout the economic downturn.