Va Senators shine light on food insecurity

Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined 30 of their colleagues in a letter urging Congress to fight food insecurity.

The main focus was on child nutrition waivers.

The waivers are set to expire on June 30th and were originally part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

They also urged for an expansion of community eligibility and the creation of a summer EBT program.

Food insecurity is heightened during the summer for children when they lose access to school meals.

The letter was also endorsed by numerous child care and health organizations like the YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, the American Heart Association, and Feeding America.

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C-Cap helps feed the children with Camping for Hunger

According to Feeding America almost 800,000 people in Virginia are food insecure of those over 200,000 are children.

Hungry children struggle with concentration and thus struggle with their education.

The Front Royal Warren County Congregational Community Action Project (C-Cap) is preparing several backpack programs specifically designed to help children with their food insecurity.

Items like Lunchables, Snackables, Trail mixes and other items like this is perfect for this program.

Any of those items or any non perishable food items are accepted at any of the locations listed here.

Where monetary donations for C-Cap are important those non perishable food items are just as important to fill those immediate needs of the hungry.

You can make a monetary donation to C-Cap and Camping for Hunger at this link.

Either way we thank you for any support you can offer including volunteering for C-Cap and the Camping for Hunger campaign.

We begin loading the bus at the station parking lot at 1106 Elm St. Front Royal Nov. 15 through the 20.

You will find all Camping for Hunger information by clicking here.

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Camping for Hunger and other ways to help the hungry

It is projected by the website Feeding America that almost 800,000 people will go without food in Virginia over 200,000 of those are children.

One way to help the almost 4,000 of those in Warren County is through Camping for Hunger which supports Congregational Community Action Project (C-Cap) and their efforts in helping the hungry.

Donations of non-perishable food items and monetary donations are being accepted for Camping for Hunger through Nov. 20.

Click here for full details on Camping for Hunger and thank you for your support.

If you are unable to donate volunteering is another way to support those who might go hungry.

There are so many opportunities for those who wish to help out their friends and neighbors where you live.

Visit the Feeding America website for more on helping the hungry and again thank you.

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