State Representative Nathan Manning (R-North Ridgeville) applauded this week’s passage of House Bill 241, legislation that designates the month of September as “Hunger Action Month.”

“Bringing much needed attention to hunger issues across Lorain County is an important endeavor,” Manning said.  “I would like to applaud the Second Harvest Food Bank’s dedication to combatting this problem as they commence their Harvest for Hunger campaign.”

Hunger Action Month is a nationwide campaign, during the month of September, that encourages Americans to take action on the issue of hunger. House Bill 241 makes clear Ohio’s commitment to end hunger in our local communities, across the nation and throughout the world.

 “We are delighted to learn that the House has passed legislation recognizing September as Hunger Action Month which will continue to bring light to the issue of hunger struggles here in Ohio,” said Julie Chase-Morefield, Executive Director for Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio. “As we now kick off our large, 21-county Harvest for Hunger campaign, we move ahead with hope and thank our representatives who offer ongoing support in helping us throughout the year as hunger is a year-round issue.”
During the month of September, food banks in Ohio and across the country will provide numerous events and programming to promote awareness in ending hunger in Ohio and throughout the nation. In 2014, the Ohio Association of Foodbanks members distributed 186 million pounds of food, according to the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, with more than one in six Ohioans being served food by the Ohio Association of Foodbanks.
HB 241 passed unanimously and will now head to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.

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