Hunger in West Virginia
West Virginia suffers from a poverty rate of 17.9%, 5 points higher than the national average.
Thirty-one counties are classified as either At-Risk or Distressed. These counties rank in the worst 25% of the nation's counties according to economic status indicators. Poverty is the #1 influence on food security and hunger.
1 in 8 people will visit a food pantry, soup kitchen or other feeding program in 2012. These people may be your neighbors, friends or family members.
Many families struggle to access healthy, nutritious foods. These families live day to day, and often have to make a choice between healthy foods and living expenses.
How You Can Get Involved
Food Donations- Organizing a food drive or individual donations are a great way to support the Food Bank. Mountaineer Food Bank is always needing donations of non-perishable items. These can include:
Peanut Butter--Cereal--Canned Fruits--Rice--Juice Boxes--Granola Bars Dried Beans--Crackers--Boxed Meals--Pasta--Canned Soups & Vegetables
Contact Chad at (304) 364-5518 or email@example.com for more information about food drives.
Financial Donations- Every dollar donated to Mountaineer Food Bank helps feed hungry people in West Virginia. Mountaineer Food Bank operates from private individual and foundation funding, so your donation is critical to our mission. You can donate through our website or through the mail.
Volunteer- Mountaineer Food Bank always needs volunteers to help out, whether in the warehouse, food drives or part of our direct mail campaign. Individuals or large groups can get involved anytime through the year. Volunteer now at Mountaineer Food Bank!
Advocate- Tell a friend about Mountaineer Food Bank and hunger in West Virginia. Sometimes hunger is hidden beneath the surface, and we need you to support and tell other people about hunger in West Virginia and how they can help. Also, stay informated about hunger in West Virginia by following our updates on Facebook.