Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Applying for Food Stamps in our Back Yard

The OBB Mobile Express currently calls North Linden, Columbus, Ohio home. From its parking spot, the van can travel to all parts of Ohio. Youngstown, Cleveland, Ironton, Toledo, you name it. But sometimes travel can make us roadworn and weary. So it's always nice to drive to an event in North Linden, Columbus, Ohio.

The Mobile Express made the half mile journey to Grace Apostolic Church. They were hosting a street fair where parents could sign their children up for summer lunch programs. In between free sno-cones and basketball games, parents could mosey up to the Mobile Express and check their eligibility for other programs.

The event, in no small part due to the efforts of the many Benefit Bank employees who came to help, was a total success. We had three Ohioans go through the entire application process and apply for food assistance. These clients appear to be eligible for hundreds of dollars per month. Now, this is only an estimate. But if that estimate turns out to be accurate, the lives of these Ohioans are about to be changed in an extreme way. And for the better.

So, yeah, it was a great event.

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