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Looking to learn more about the intersections between public policy, programs, and people living at or near the poverty level? Join the Ohio Association of Foodbanks external affairs team to hear about issues and topics impacting the Ohioans we serve and how you can help! Just a Bite brings you timely conversations, analysis, and insight in bite-size episodes, plus action steps you can take. Subscribe now to get episodes in your podcast feed as soon as we upload every other week!

Just a Bite Ohio Association of Foodbanks

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Looking to learn more about the intersections between public policy, programs, and people living at or near the poverty level? Join the Ohio Association of Foodbanks external affairs team to hear about issues and topics impacting the Ohioans we serve and how you can help! Just a Bite brings you timely conversations, analysis, and insight in bite-size episodes, plus action steps you can take. Subscribe now to get episodes in your podcast feed as soon as we upload every other week!

    Listening to Ohioans with Lived Expertise

    Listening to Ohioans with Lived Expertise

    How do we as anti-hunger and anti-poverty advocates ensure that people directly impacted by policy choices are at the table and in the room where decisions are being made? Sarah talks with Brittney Madison from Northern Ohioans for Budget Legislation Equality (NOBLE) and Universal Health Care Action Network (UHCAN) Ohio about how they intentionally and consistently engage impacted people in their advocacy efforts.
     
    References:   
    Learn more about NOBLE at their website or email Brittney at ohiobudgetequality@gmail.com   
    Learn more about UHCAN Ohio at their website, on Facebook and Twitter.   
    Information about the advisory board that will help guide UHCAN Ohio’s and OAF’s work to connect children and parents to coverage: “Are you a parent? Are you covered by Medicaid? We are looking for a diverse group of parents with Medicaid coverage, including parents who speak a language other than English, to serve on an advisory board. The board will meet up to 6 times a year, and you will be paid well for your time! Interested? Call or text Sarah Kuhns at the Ohio Association of Foodbanks at (614) 515-7142.”   
    Find your local foodbank to find help, volunteer, and donate here.     

    • 33 min
    Direct from D.C. to your ears ✈️

    Direct from D.C. to your ears ✈️

    Joree recaps some of anti-hunger priorities for the final spending package during the lame duck period of the 117th U.S. Congress after her trip to Washington, D.C. this week. OAF urges Congress to pass Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) provisions in the final spending package of the year. This ould be the first time child nutrition programs will be reauthorized and improved since 2010. Congress should also extend the Child Tax Credit (CTC), which was so vital for Ohio families to afford basic needs. Joree walks you through the process and lets you know what you can do to ensure these important provisions are passed.  

    • 20 min
    Health coverage experts now entering the chat!

    Health coverage experts now entering the chat!

    OAF’s Zach Reat, Josh Newland of Valley View Health Centers, Community Action Committee of Pike County, and Julie Grasson of Toledo/Lucas County CareNet join Sarah to talk about the 10th open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace! They talk about some of the lessons learned during the early years of the ACA and what improvements to the ACA and Marketplace they would like to see as Ohio recovers from the pandemic. 
    You may be eligible for Marketplace healthcare coverage! Open enrollment begins on November 1, 2022 until January 15, 2023.  
    References:   
    If you need Marketplace navigator services, you can visit getcoveredohio.org or call (833) 628-4467 to schedule an appointment or ask questions.  
    You can reach Josh Newland at:  

    (740) 937-7726 ext. 7719 
    jnewland@pikecac.org 

    • 27 min
    The Importance of Voting, with the Ohio League of Women Voters

    The Importance of Voting, with the Ohio League of Women Voters

    Sarah sits down with Jen Miller, executive director of Ohio League of Women Voters, to talk about the upcoming election, how to make a voting plan, and why we all should vote in every election.  
    Make sure you make a plan to vote for the midterm election on November 8th! Learn more below about resources available to you to make voting as easy as possible. 
    References:   
    Register to vote, update your voter registration, request an absentee ballot and more at the Ohio Secretary of State’s website here.  
    If you have questions or need to report a voting issue, please call or text the non-partisan election protection hotline at (866) OUR-VOTE or (866) 687-8683.  

    For Spanish speakers: (888) VE-Y-VOTA or (888) 839-8682  
    For Asian languages: (888) API-VOTE or (888) 274-8683 
    For Arabic speakers: (844) YALLA-US or (844) 925-5287 

    Find the League of Women Voters voter guide at https://www.vote411.org/  
    Learn about your judicial candidates and Ohio’s court system at https://www.judicialvotescount.org/  
    Find the early vote schedule at your local Board of Elections here.  
    Find your polling location for election day here and learn more about voter ID requirements here.  
    Learn more and connect with the Ohio League of Women Voters on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and

    • 22 min
    A briefing from Ohio's foodbank leaders

    A briefing from Ohio's foodbank leaders

    With a diverse group of foodbank directors, Joree discusses the situation that our foodbank network is facing. They discuss the striking increase in need, the unsustainable food purchasing they must do, and the failing infrastructure that needs repair. These foodbank directors are all experiencing similar challenges, all while dealing with unique regional disparities and differences.  
    References:  
    Learn more about our state American Rescue Plan Act request here. Understand what circumstances our neighbors are facing that lead them to our foodbank and food pantry lines.  
    Find your local foodbank to find help, volunteer, and donate here.     
    Enjoyed this episode? Please leave a review and subscribe to get episodes in your podcast feed as soon as we upload every other week!      
    Want more updates? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and take our latest hunger-fighting actions!     

    • 45 min
    So, why Hunger Action Month?

    So, why Hunger Action Month?

    September is Hunger Action Month – a month to drive awareness about and encourage supporters to take action against hunger. But why do we need a #HungerActionMonth? And what can each of us do to be a meaningful part of efforts to end hunger? Your Just a Bite co-host, Joree, brings you this thought-provoking oral essay to give listeners something to chew on as we kick off this month of awareness and action.  
    References:   
    Wear orange on Hunger Action Day, September 23rd, and tag us @Ohiofoodbanks.  
    Find your local foodbank to find help, volunteer, and donate here.     
    Enjoyed this episode? Please leave a review and subscribe to get episodes in your podcast feed as soon as we upload every other week!      
    Want more updates? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and take our latest hunger-fighting actions!     
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    • 12 min

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