Ohio wants federal help in replacing food aid.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is asking the federal government for help providing more food assistance cards for those who lost food during the storm outages.
The emergency replacement of funds from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps, would go to people in 45 of the state's hardest-hit counties.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services on Monday applied for a waiver from the federal government to issue mass replacement cards for people receiving SNAP who lost food because of the storms.
The outages beginning Friday have left many people short on things to eat as food thawed or went bad in refrigerators.