Active Southern West Virginia is redirecting funding and collecting additional donations to support feeding programs across the state during Covid-19.
In these uncertain times, we are witnessing families dealing with sickness and loss, households having to file for unemployment, children are missing school meals, and the length of the situation is unknown. The health and safety of our communities is our number one priority.
Move Your Way partnership
Recipients at feeding programs will also have access to physical activity recourses from the Move Your Way (sm) campaign. Active Southern West Virgnia is honored to be selected as one of eight participating pilot sites for the national Move Your Way (sm) campaign for 2020 from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP). With this recognition comes a team from Communicate Health to support the people of southern West Virginia.
The goal of the campaign is to promote the recommendations from Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
Find local, creative ways to stay active from home with the Active SWV Resource Library.
Please join us in giving additional funding needed to support local programs to provide fruits and vegetable choices to hundreds of families in West Virginia.
- PayPal link:
- Mail a check to: Active SWV 116 North Heber Street Suite B Beckley, WV 25801 with memo line: Fruits & Vegetables
Where the funds go:
Tax deductible donations and redirected funds will be given in full directly to communities impacted and providing free meals to their community. As those sites are vetted, they will be added here.
- Coda Mountain Academy – serving individuals in 9 locations in Fayette County
- REACHH Family Resource Center – serving over 100 children weekly in Summers County
- Bread of Life at the Gospel Lighthouse Church in Sundial – Raleigh County
- The Bread of Life Food Pantry operated by the Ministrial Association and house at the Summersville Presbyterian Church- Nicholas County
These are changing times both for our community as well as Coda Mountain Academy. Fayette County Schools closed their doors mid-March due to COVID-19, and with it went our after-school programs. Coda has always been dedicated to helping our students as well as the community at large, and with the schools closing, we knew that put many of our students at risk for food insecurity as they depend on school meals as their primary food source. COVID-19 has really exasperated the problems that we already had. There was food insecurity here before COVID-19. That’s why over the past month our staff at Coda Mountain Academy have mobilized the ability to feed upwards of 1,200-1,400 meals a day across nine feeding sites in Fayette County to combat the food insecurity within our community.
Posted by Coda Mountain Academy, Inc. on Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Where you can find groceries in West Virginia:
WV FoodLink Food Resource Finder – charitable food agencies, big box retailers, grocery stores, small box retailers, convenience stores, farmers markets, undefined SNAP accepting retailer, DHHR offices, and WIC offices.
USDA Food and Nutrition Service – national website.
Thank you to those who have donated! Beth Paquette, Beth Hudspeth, Cynthia Stevens, Jacki Wright, and racers from the New River Gorge Rim to Rim Race who donated their registration when the event was postponed.
Thank you to Jenna Grayson for making home made pepperoni rolls with proceeds going to this fundraiser. She raised $144 in the first week!