Charleston Gazette-Mail – Food for all. It’s a simple concept most of us among West Virginia’s hills agree with. No one should go hungry. That’s why the West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy, the West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition and other partners are holding a one-day food summit — “Food For All” — to gather those across the state fighting against hunger to secure food access and equity for all. Story link.
New Department of Agriculture data show that 15 million households with 40 million people struggled to get enough food in 2017. Nearly 15 percent of West Virginia households are food insecure. One in five kids in West Virginia struggles with hunger. Making sure people don’t go hungry is a growing concern across the country and there’s never been a more important time to get involved in the fight for food security for all.
There’s no cost to attend the summit scheduled for Nov. 13 in Buckhannon and registration is open. Attendees will have a chance to hear from and interact with a wide variety of food insecurity fighters, including Our Children Our Future Safety Net Campaign, WVU Food Justice Lab, American Friends Service Committee, West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families, faith community leaders, service providers and representatives from West Virginia’s two largest food banks, Mountaineer — located in the central part of the state — and Facing Hunger, located in the southern part of the state.
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