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July 23, 2020

When COVID-19 Forced Schools to Close, Child Hunger Surged in West Virginia

USA Today – Jessica Smith lives with her family in the small town of Belle, about six miles from a high school where nonprofits provide free meals to families in need. Read full article here.

But, like several other families who qualify for the program, Smith, a 39-year-old mother of two, does not own a car, making it difficult to leave her isolated home to get food.

“We’re just stuck with no way to get lunches,” Smith said. “I’m having to scrape up stuff for my kids… My son seems like he’s never full.”

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