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Free Thanksgiving Meals

Good Plates Eatery near the University of Cincinnati is serving hot, single-serve meals with roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans and bread, to anyone in need. People are welcome to pick up as many meals as needed, on Wednesday November 22nd, the day before Thanksgiving. They will start

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Shared by United Resource Connection November 21, 2023

2023 Holiday Meal Distributions

A number of local organizations are providing FREE meals during the holidays. Several of these organizations are providing “holiday specific meals”. These holiday specific meals include frozen turkeys and other familiar holiday foodstuffs. The addresses, dates, and times, where these meals can be picked up are as follows: On Thursday

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Shared by United Resource Connection November 9, 2023

Freestore Opens Bea Taylor Market in Lower Price Hill

The Freestore Foodbank has opened an additional location of its food market services, to serve the Del hi, Lower Price Hill, and Sedamsville communities. The location is called the Bea Taylor Market, and is located at 3401 Rosenthal Way. The market is similar to downtown’s Liberty Street location, but with

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Shared by United Resource Connection November 1, 2023

Map of Local Food Pantries

The Cincinnati Freestore compiles a list of local food pantries with addresses and contact information. This is a great resource if you know someone or a family in need of food assistance. It is also a great resource if you are financially able to support your local food pantry. You

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Shared by United Resource Connection October 10, 2023

What Happens to Health Programs if the Federal Government Shuts Down?

U.S. Congressional gridlock can temporarily shut down big parts of the federal government — including many health programs. If it happens, some government functions would stop completely and some in part, while others wouldn’t be immediately affected — including Medicare, Medicaid, and health plans sold under the Affordable Care Act.

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Shared by Kaiser Health News September 27, 2023

Monthly Community Resource Fairs at Cincinnati Public Library

Free community resources fairs are held at the North Plaza of the downtown Main Library on the final Thursday of each month. These resource fairs offer individual assistance to get connected with area services, including access to free primary care health services and medicaid navigation, free legal aid, and discount

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Shared by United Resource Connection September 26, 2023

Uber Eats will start accepting food stamps for grocery delivery in 2024

Starting in 2024, recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will gain the ability to utilize their benefits for grocery deliveries through Uber Eats. Uber Eats is an online food ordering and delivery platform launched by Uber in 2014. Couriers deliver meals using cars, scooters, bikes, or on foot. Instructions for

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Shared by United Resource Connection September 21, 2023

Free Afterschool Meals for Kids and Teens Available at Select Branch Libraries

Free afterschool meals for kids and teens are available at select library branches throughout Cincinnati and Hamilton County. In partnership with United Methodist Church Food Ministry, kids ages 1 through 18 can enjoy free meals Mondays through Fridays at the Library throughout the school year. There are 15 participating branches

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Shared by United Resource Connection September 8, 2023

Findlay Market Has FREE Delivery If You Utilize SNAP EBT Benefits

If you have SNAP EBT benefits you can use the Findlay Market shopping app to obtain free delivery and no service fees on your orders. The Findlay Market shopping app is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.  During checkout, the delivery and service fees will be visible in

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Shared by United Resource Connection July 19, 2023

FREE Annual Parking Permits for Hamilton County Parks if you have an EBT Card

Hamilton County has some of the best public parks in the State of Ohio, with wooded walking and biking trails, camp grounds, playgrounds, splash pads, and other recreational facilities, many of which can be enjoyed free of cost. Parking permits are typically required, but if you have a valid food

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Shared by United Resource Connection July 11, 2023

2023 Summer Meal Finder Map

All children under the age of 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months through a program offered by the Ohio Department of Education. Individuals ages 19 through 21 are also eligible for this program, if they have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities, and

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Shared by United Resource Connection June 13, 2023

Assistance Obtaining Women’s Apparel for Employment Success

“Dress for Success Cincinnati” is an organization that provides professional clothing to women returning to, or entering, the workforce. Many women entering the workforce encounter a “catch-22”, in which they need appropriate attire to have a successful job interview, but can’t afford proper attire for the interview without a job…

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Shared by United Resource Connection May 17, 2023

Mobile Fresh Food Market Visiting 11 Neighborhoods, Accepts SNAP EBT Payments

Where do you go to buy food for your family when it takes an hour by bus to get to the nearest grocery store? What do you eat when processed food and corner-store snacks are the only things within reach, or the only affordable options? Healthy Harvest Mobile Market visits

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Shared by United Resource Connection May 15, 2023