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January 16, 2020

Hunger Caucus: W.Va. has 270,000 People Struggling with Hunger Each Day

WV Press, Point Pleasant Register – West Virginia has 270,000 people struggling with hunger each day. Read article.

That message was delivered to the Hunger Caucus, a bipartisan group from the West Virginia House of Delegates, that met this week at the West Virginia Legislature to address food insecurity issues.

Chad Morrison of the Mountaineer Foodbank offered two uncomfortable statistics, stating that 270,000 people struggle with hunger daily in West Virginia and that his organization delivered 31 million pounds of fresh vegetables, fruit, dairy and meat to 600 feeding programs. He asked the Caucus to help build infrastructure and staffing that will continue food distribution.

The West Virginia Hunger Caucus, a bipartisan group from the West Virginia House of Delegates, met this week at the West Virginia Legislature to address food insecurity issues.

The meeting took place on Hunger Free Day. Hunger Free Day is a day dedicated to informing legislators about the challenges and opportunities to feed the 1 in 5 children and 1 in 7 adults that are food insecure. This was the second year for the meeting.

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