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Community Workshops Target Eliminating Poverty

August 26, 2013

Describing the 116 activists and community members gathered Friday to discuss eliminating poverty in West Virginia, Senate Majority Leader John Unger, D-Berkeley, noted the group’s “energy and inspiration.” Read

“. . . All throughout West Virginia, a lot of people have given up,” he said. “That’s not what’s in this room. There’s a lot of energy and inspiration.”

Proposals discussed at the “Our Children, Our Future” daylong session at the Bridgeport Conference Center ranged from how to remove soft drinks from the food stamp program – now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP – to how fresh food can be made more accessible.