As people of faith, we support strong consumer protections for families struggling to get by. Exploitative loans catch people in a debt trap that they struggle to get out of. HNO board member, Rev. Leonard Killings traveled to Chicago to advocate to protect federal rules with a coalition of faith leaders.
Despite the out pouring of charity at this time of year from our congregations, we cannot replace the impact of SNAP on our communities,” Says Nick Bates Director of the Hunger Network. “When we pray, ‘give us this day our daily bread' we take that as a call to action. We can’t do it without SNAP.”
The Hunger Network in Ohio stands in opposition to shortening the timeline of evictions through the inclusion of weekends and holidays in the calculation of days.While we all value an unambiguous process, it does not need to come at the expense of fairness. As outlined in the LSC Analysis of this bill, notice provided on a Thursday should lead to a ling, at earliest Tuesday, but ideally even later than that.
The Hunger Network in Ohio encourages communities of faith to vote YES on Issue 1 this November. As people of faith, we believe that those who are sick should be cared for, not punished. We believe in redemption and restoration of people who are struggling. Re-orienting our drug policies toward treatment over incarceration will make Ohio communities healthy and safe.
Families struggling to get by might take another hit if the Farm Bill passes in its current form. The proposal will cut nutrition assistance from older Americans, families with school-aged children and others in need. Take Action today to protect these essential programs!