The Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the closing of schools and nutrition programs many children in our community rely on. While the county school system provides breakfasts and lunches, the reality is that kids are still going hungry. To address this need, we have started a snack bag program for children on Charleston's West Side.
These are certainly trying times. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all in one form or another. To prevent the spread of the virus, Americans and people across the globe are altering the way they travel and interact with others for the foreseeable future. This has resulted in social distancing, stocking up on resources and looming anxiety, disruptions which disproportionately affect poor communities. But we are not without hope.
Hope For Appalachia is a nonprofit ministry based in Charleston, West Virginia. Our Gospel-centered programs provide hope and stability to men, women and children affected by addiction.