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WVU community comes together to fight food insecurity in collaboration with Ohio State

Image features canned goods and other non perishable food items on a table collected to help alleviate food insecurity in West Virginia. There are people in the image put only their hands as they place items on the table.

West Virginia University and The Ohio State University come together for an Oct. 18 meal-packing service project to address food insecurity in the region. (WVU Photo)

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WHAT: West Virginia University hosts a meal-packing service project to prepare 120,000 meals for Mountaineer Food Bank.

WHO: WVU faculty, staff, student and community volunteers along with WVU Extension Dean Jorge Atiles, WVU Center for Community Engagement Director Kristi Wood-Turner

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 6-8 p.m.­­­­­­

WHERE: WVU Shell Building, Monongahela Blvd., Morgantown

NOTES: This effort to help fight food insecurity is a partnership with The Ohio State University Office of Student Life and the WVU Center for Community Engagement, part of WVU Extension, to provide healthy meals for residents of both states experiencing food insecurity. The event is sponsored by WVU Athletics, WVU Extension, WVU Medicine, WVU Division of Student Life, AmeriCorps VISTA, Coca-Cola, First United Bank & Trust, United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties and West Virginia 211.

The meals will be delivered by Mountaineer Food Bank, WVU Extension agents, volunteers and others beginning on Oct. 20.

OSU and WVU also will meet at the West Virginia side of the Williamstown-Marietta Bridge in Williamstown at 11:30 a.m., Oct. 20, to celebrate this special service project. Each university will recognize a local food hero during the event. 



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