find food

Search the WV FOODLINK map to find affordable food anywhere in the mountain state.
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county profiles

Review and download in-depth food security profiles for every county in West Virginia.
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learning modules

Move through each module to expand your knowledge about different aspects of the food system in West Virginia.
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nourishing networks portal

Explore WV FOODLINK'S databases in an interactive mapping environment.
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ABOUT WV FOODLINK

WV FOODLINK is a project of the Food Justice Laboratory housed in the Department of Geology and Geography at West Virginia University. With the support of our community partner we have developed a resource hub and learning commons to support a people centered, resilient food network in Appalachia.

Our work is motivated by a vision that all people must have access to safe, nutritious and culturally appropriate food in sufficient quantity and quality to sustain a healthy life with human dignity. Today many West Virginians face critical challenges in meeting their basic nutritional needs. To meet their immediate food needs a large network made up of food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other meal programs coordinate to provide short-term food resources and relief. WV FOODLINK serves as an information center, forum and interactive atlas for program directors, social workers, policy makers and WV residents.

WV FOODLINK is a product of our partnerships. Our current partners include Facing Hunger Food Bank, Mountaineer Food Bank, Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD), Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, Sisters Health Foundation, Appalachian Foodshed Project, WV Food and Farm Coalition, WV Farmer’s Market Association, West Virginia GIS Tech Center as well as county-level anti-hunger coalitions throughout the state of West Virginia.

WV FOODLINK is currently supported by grants from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and the Appalachia Foodshed Project. Seed funding for WV FOODLINK came from a Public Service Award from West Virginia University.