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Published: Monday, 2/18/2008

Federal nutrition expert to visit Toledo food bank

A federal official who administers nutrition-assistance programs will visit a Toledo food bank tomorrow with U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo) to discuss food programs for the poor.

Nancy Montanez Johner, undersecretary for food, nutrition, and consumer services in the Department of Agriculture, will visit the Toledo Seagate Food Bank, 526 High St., in South Toledo at 1:30 p.m. She and Miss Kaptur will discuss challenges facing Toledo-area food pantries and food banks.

Ms. Johner is one of seven undersecretaries to Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer. She administers programs such as food stamps, WIC, and school lunch and breakfast.

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