Students across West Virginia rely on state funded lunches, and eight days without school means many of those students are at risk of going without.
Central United Methodist Church in Fairmont worked to prevent that, Monday.
The church partnered with WVU Marion County Extension to host a free lunch.
The group was prepared to feed 200 people a healthy, well-balanced lunch.
“Our main goal with serving this lunch was to be a healthy lunch. So we’re making sure there’s some protein, we’re getting apples and carrots and milk in as well. There’s a lot of places offering pizza and those types of things but we wanted to make sure we got some nutrition added into those free lunches,” said Eva Beto, WVU Marion County Extension.
Beto said she’s not sure if they’ll host additional free lunches if the work stoppage continues.