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In November, $241.1 million in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) funds were spent by over 1.7 million Ohioans. SNAP, more commonly known as food stamps, are funded by the federal government. Almost 75 percent of that amount was spent in the first half of the month and approximately 30 percent was spent in the first five days. According to September 2010 numbers from the Ohio Department of Job and Family services, the number of people on food assistance has increased 118 percent since 2002 and 55 percent since 2007.
With the increased number of Ohioans in dire need of food assistance, the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland could use your help in its efforts to feed the impoverished families in the area. Since much of the food stamp money is spent at the beginning of the month, many families need help in the last two weeks of the month.
Visit www.hungernetwork.org and help make a difference in your local community.