“[It] is a model that’s being expanded,” says Max Finberg, Director of the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Ohio Benefits Banks is a great example of how the government is attempting to create ways to assist people seeking federal aid and get them connected to the resources faster. It’s the result of the combined efforts of Heath and Human Services, the USDA, several faith-based organizations and the state and federal government working together to break down the barriers between the individual and the aid. And it doesn’t end at Ohio: “There are others like it.”
From The Justice Conference 2012.