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Hunger in

West Virginia

Food insecurity refers to USDA’s measure of lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods. Food-insecure households are not necessarily food insecure all the time. Food insecurity may reflect a household’s need to make trade-offs between important basic needs, such as housing or medical bills, and purchasing nutritionally adequate foods.

In West Virginia, 217,000 people are struggling with hunger - and of them 63,070 are children. 


Learn more about hunger in your community

Children and adults face hunger in every community across the country. Your neighbor, child’s classmate or even coworker may be struggling to get enough to eat.

How you can help

Take Action

You can get involved by donating funds, donating food, or volunteering your time. Give us a call or send us an email for more information.


Stay Informed

Staying informed is often the first step in taking meaningful action. Follow us on Facebook for daily updates.


Spread the Word

Tell a friend about Mountaineer Food Bank or hunger in your community. Sometimes hunger is hidden beneath the surface, so its important to tell others, and provide ways to get involved. 

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