Press release from West Virginia Food & Farm Coalition:
Coalition hosting ‘Food For All: 5 Bold Ideas to Challenge Hunger in WV’ on Nov. 13
BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — One in seven West Virginians and one in five West Virginia children struggle with hunger. Children rely on the generosity of the community to provide a backpack of food for the weekend. Senior citizens choose between their prescriptions and food.
Those fighting to feed a family, members of the community, school children, senior citizens, veterans, or the disabled know that the generosity of others is not enough. Food insecurity is a policy issue.
A coalition of individuals and organizations is coming together to host Food For All: 5 Bold Ideas to Challenge Hunger in WV on Nov. 13 at the Event Center at Brushy Fork near Buckhannon. The coalition of partners would like to invite the West Virginia community to attend the summit
“This event is for those already fighting against hunger in West Virginia, but also for those who see the struggles in their community and want to join the efforts. Food for All is an opportunity to work toward five bold ideas that secures food access and equity for our communities. Food for all is an opportunity to join an action team and make a difference,” organizers said.
Date: November 13, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: The Event Center at Brushy Fork
929 Brushy Fork Rd. Buckhannon, WV
Partnering organizations include: The West Virginia Center for Budget and Policy, West Virginia Food Justice Lab, American Friends Service Committee, Healthy Kids and Families Coalition, West Virginia Food & Farm Coalition
Media Contact: West Virginia Food & Farm Coalition, Courtney Boyd, 304-926-0567 or [email protected]