ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) – Although southwest Virginia is even now recovering from the pandemic, countless numbers of folks still struggle to continually place healthful meals on the table.
In our sequence, Bridging the Wonderful Wellness Divide, we examined how lots of families in our region are meals insecure. We discovered that as quite a few as one particular in 4 individuals in our hometowns could be facing food items insecurity. We also seemed at the ways individuals and organizations in our hometowns are functioning on artistic answers to assistance people consume greater for considerably less.
WDBJ7 also hosted a virtual fundraiser with Feeding Southwest Virginia.
And on the WDBJ7+ Electronic Information Desk, we’re cooking healthy meals on a spending plan!
Kimberly Butterfield with the Virginia Cooperative Extension was whipping up a strawberry spinach salad with home made dressing in the WDBJ7 Community kitchen area, together with a selfmade strawberry soda.
Butterfield also explained their operate in regional schools to educate area pupils on healthier consuming and about some of the neighborhood farms exactly where their food stuff arrives from. We also seemed at a map of Roanoke which is regularly up to date with details about the place men and women can entry no cost or discounted meals, use EBT and matching courses, get nourishment training information and much more.
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