A new study in the journal of Child Development shows that children experiencing hunger at a young age are likely to be less ready for kindergarten than their classmates coming from homes with enough to eat: “When children were 9 months old, those who experienced food insecurity were more likely five years later, in kindergarten, to have lower reading and math scores than similar low-income 9-month-olds who didn't experience food insecurity."
Thank you to Moundsville Rotary Club for choosing to focus their food drive collection on baby items to combat early childhood hunger!
In 2015 the United Nations adopted the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development with the goal of improving people’s lives by 2030. Goal 2, a priority of the World Food Programme, aims to end hunger, improve nutrition, and achieve food security worldwide.
Thank you to Bayer HFCU for participating as a donor team for the Second Annual FRN “Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation” Community Wide Food Drive, and for contributing to the world movement to meet Goal 2: Zero Hunger, of the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
What is food insecurity? "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."
A new donor team for 2017, Axiall Corporation’s Natrium Plant, will be collecting for the FRN’s “Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation” Community Wide Food Drive from now until June 2nd. Axiall employee’s can drop off their donations at the guard’s office.
Thank you to Natrium’s Professional Development Organization for spearheading Axiall’s collection and helping us fight food insecurity in Marshall County!
Reynolds Memorial Hospital has signed on as a donor team for the second year in a row for the FRN’s “Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation” Community Wide Food Drive. Last year, Reynolds won first place for “Most Pounds Donated by a Large Organization” with 1,543 pounds collected!
The United States Department of Agriculture defines a meal as 1.2 pounds of food. With this statistic, Reynold’s donor team was able to provide 1,285 meals to Marshall County families through their collection efforts for the 2016 drive. Employee’s of Reynolds can donate non-perishable food items at the hospital to help their team beat their collection total for last years drive!
Marshall County organizations offering food related assistance provided the FRN with a list of “high need” food items that are needed to stock their pantries in preparation for the increase in individuals accessing these services during the summer months. One of our new donor teams for this year's drive, the Transformation Christian Center located in Moundsville, has utilized this list by inviting their congregation to bring in items from the list each week.
Thank you Transformation Christian Center for your participation in the “Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation” FRN Community Wide Food Drive! We look forward to seeing you June 5th at the former West Virginia Penitentiary on donation drop off day!
Appalachian Outreach Inc. will be hosting a Family Fun Day at the Moundsville Center, located at the West Virginia Penitentiary, Sunday May 21st from 12:00 - 5:00 PM. Proceeds from the event will benefit victims of poverty and disaster in West Virginia. For more information, please contact Appalachian Outreach at 304-845-2762.