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 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