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Long Lines, Empty Shelves

Ohio’s hunger response network is hurting

New faces, longer lines and empty shelves: Ohio's hunger fighting network is sounding the alarm as it faces unprecedented challenges.

At the Southeast Ohio Foodbank in Logan, Director Rose Frech said with inventory at about 15 percent of capacity, they're struggling with severe food shortages. That has forced them to make difficult decisions, she said, such as canceling direct mobile food distributions.

"The real heartbreak is people came to rely on us for food for their families," Frech said. "To no longer be available to those folks in need — it's just frankly devastating."

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