West Virginia Program Feeds School Children During Summer Months

Americorps Energy Express is a six week, summer reading and nutritional program.
The program is being hosted in many locations throughout the state with Mount Hope
Elementary is one of the sites.

One of the Community Coordinators said the children get a lot out of the program other than
breakfast and lunch.

“It’s not only reading and writing and art and all of that. It’s also the nutrition program so they get breakfast and lunch every day with all that they need to have. It takes just about half of their
day but I feel like it’s a lot packed in and they get a lot out of it too,” said Lydia Bunner one of the Community Coordinators.

You can find out about volunteer opportunities for Mount Hope Elementary by calling the school at
(304) 877-2891.

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Jonathan Chance grew up in Birmingham, AL where he experienced many different types of weather. The storm that is remembered more than any other is the 2011 Super Outbreak. The tornadoes passed within 20 miles of his home and affected the lives of many people around him.