The number of families in central Ohio struggling with the effects of poverty continues to increase. Fully 1.6 million residents of the state now live under the poverty line, and 1 in 5 children in Ohio struggles with homelessness or food insecurity.
The Erlanger Agency is working to reverse these trends by launching a Columbus area campaign to provide support and relief to families affected by poverty. “Too many families in Columbus are having trouble just putting food on the table. Thanks to our invitation and rewards initiative, our team has been successful in helping to establish a relief system for community members in need,” said agency CEO Bob Erlanger.