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Russia’s attack on Ukraine has affected global food prices. But even before it began, the U.S. food system was dealing with increased costs and supply chain challenges from the pandemic and other factors. All of those factors are driving up food prices, and leading to challenges with the food supply in some cases.

The Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program is pumping $400 million to the states to use to buy food from local farmers and producers for emergency food assistance programs. 

Follow the recommended guidelines for produce donation and learn how to find a pantry near you that accepts fresh fruits and vegetables.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families Food Box program launched last spring at the height of the pandemic with the best of intentions, but things went awry almost as soon as the program began. The program will end in May, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced last week.

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue visited western Pennsylvania to lend a hand with the Farmers to Families Food Box distribution.

Gov. Mike DeWine signed an executive order April 10 giving $4.97 million in emergency funding to the Ohio Association of Foodbanks through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

Ohio food banks got some needed relief after the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved a waiver that will protect staff, volunteers and clients.

Food banks facing overwhelming demand are being hamstrung by bureaucratic red tape. It's leaving people hungry and putting them in danger.