Hunger affects people around the world and here in West Virginia.
Food programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program help feed many families throughout the state. But now the SNAP program could potentially face major funding cuts.
Some members of the Morgantown community, like Stormy Matlick, gathered at the Morgantown Church of the Brethren to spread awareness of the importance of SNAP and to promote the SNAP challenge.
“We’re challenging people, kind of like the ice bucket challenge, um, to live off the allotment people receive for SNAP benefits,” said Matlick.
This challenge consists of people either eating meals on $4.20 a day or donating $29.40 to a local food pantry.
For more information on SNAP or the SNAP challenge, visit the West Virginia Snap Challenge Facebook page.