BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – The United Way of Southern West Virginia has started a new program to help feed children when they’re not in school.
The program is called “School Out Feeding Program”. In partnership with Kroger, Fayette County Health Department and Warm Hands from Warm Hearts; Two days worth of breakfast, lunch and dinner are distributed to kids when they are out of school for snow days or other reasons that may cause school to be cancelled.
” It’s important that those of us who are lucky enough to have food in our pantries understand the needs of our neighbors and then to help them out when they need food. So its really exciting to be able to help out with this program.” Said Christina Cowley, Communication Impact Coordinator for United Way
This programs area of focus is Fayette county and 85 meals have already been distributed.
Volunteers are also needed to help deliver meals to the Mount Hope and Ansted area on snow days.
If anyone is interested please contact The United Way of Southern West Virginia.
WOAY-TV is a family-owned television station located in Oak Hill, WV. WOAY covers nine counties in total: Fayette, Greenbrier, Raleigh, Summers, Monroe, Mercer, Wyoming, and McDowell Counties in West Virginia and Tazewell County, Virginia.