Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Ohio foodbanks face shortages
Ohio’s food banks and food pantries face increasingly bare shelves heading into the winter months. This apparent shortage comes even as the latest state unemployment figures show fewer people are looking for work.
The facts seem to contradict themselves. Donations to Ohio’s food banks are up slightly, yet food bank directors say they’re facing shortages. Unemployment rates are improved while demand for emergency food has risen dramatically in recent months. But, it’s all connected.
The Mid Ohio Food Bank is distributing 20% more food, yet its warehouse shelves are more bare than usual. Hunger advocates say many people who were laid from good paying jobs, can now only find work at low end retailers or restaurants earning little more than minimum wage.