Anti-hunger advocates concerned about kids’ food access

OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) – Food for All, a statewide coalition of individuals and organizations who advocate for food security, is urging Governor Jim justice to address the hunger West Virginia kids are experiencing while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Policy Outreach Director Seth DiStefano believes with daily coordination from Gov. Justice and ongoing planning between county leaders, and community-based organizations child hunger will decrease during the outbreak.

“Counties have really shown themselves to be pretty strong models as to how to get as much food as possible to as many children as possible. So we would like to see the Governor lift them up and also put forward call so counties concrete plans on how they can make sure all children are served,” said DiStefano.

A letter was sent to Gov. Justice on how to implement a feeding plan to help children during the outbreak.

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