Food & Hunger

United Way Family Resource Network
Food and Hunger Committee

Mission

The purpose of this committee is to coordinate the solicitation of donations such as food, household items and money that shall be distributed to Monongalia County residents through food pantries agency and/or program in good standing.

 

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Participating Agencies

Canyon Presbyterian Church- 594-2143                        
Catholic Charities- 292-6597                    
Christian Help, Inc.- 296-0221                    
Clay Battelle Area Family Service- 432-7200                
Covenant Evangelical Methodist Church- 983-8262                  
Salvation Army- 296-3525                    
Scott’s Run Settlement House- 599-5020                  
St. Ursula’s Food Pantry & Outreach- 599-3822                
Wadestown Food Pantry- 662-6496                
Rock Forge Presbyterian Church- 599-7388                              
Monongalia County Starting Points- 983-2432  
   

What is food insecurity?

Food insecurity is defined as the state of, or risk of, being unable to provide enough food to fully meet basic needs for all members of your family.

Currently, approx. 1-in-8 WV residents and nearly 1 in 4 children live in families that lack the means to regularly put enough nutritious food on the table for everyone to live healthy, active lives and are considered “food-insecure.”  As a result, they struggle with hunger at some time during the year.

Where do food insecure families turn to for help?

Food pantries and soup kitchens provide food assistance in emergency situations and often become the most immediately accessible resource for families struggling to put food on the table.

How can you help?

Donate food or money during local food drives.  All donations remain in the local area and every donation (no matter how big or small) received makes a difference to all individuals served.

Non-perishable donations requested:

  • Canned vegetables, fruits, peanut butter, pasta, canned tuna etc. (Please check expiration dates)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Personal care items

Every dollar donated can provide a meal to one food insecure person. Last year Monongalia County provided over 12,000 meals through local monetary donations alone.

Where your donations go?

The United Way Family Resource Network coordinates donations for the Food and Hunger Committee to Monongalia County through local food pantries and/or programs serving food insecure individuals. Monetary Donations are accepted as cash and checks made out to Monongalia County Food Pantries.