September 2018 Events – WV

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SEPTEMBER 2018

 

  • Mountaineer Food Banks Mobile Food Pantry Food Giveaway

Time: September 15, 2018 from 11:00 am to 1:00pm

Location: Morgantown Ice Skating Rink (1001 Mississippi Rd. Morgantown)

 

  • Literacy Volunteers’ Fall 2018 English Literacy Class Schedule

September 17, 2018 – December 3, 2018 at the Morgantown Public Library.

Please see attached flyer for more information

 

  • Christian Help is hosting their Fall/Winter Kids Consignment

Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 10:00am until 6:00pm, Friday, September 21, 2018 from 10:00am until 6:00pm, and Saturday September 22, 2018 8:00am until 1:00pm at the WV National Guard (90 Army Band Way) (CASH ONLY)  – Please see flyer attached

 

  • WVU Center of Excellence in Disabilities will be hosting their 1st Annual Run, Walk, or Roll 5K, 1 Mile Fun Walk, or Roll. Sunday September 23, 2018 at the WVU Coliseum Tack. Please see flyer for more information or contact Melina Danko at 304-293-4265

 

  • Kinship Care Meet and Greet hosted by Mon County Early Head Start/Head Start

September 25, 2018 from 1:00pm until 2:00pm at Mon County Early Head Start (671 Greenbag Rd)

Please contact Beth Nair for more information at 304-291-9330 ext. 1761

 

  • Fall Community Baby Shower – Monday, September 26, 2018 10:00am until 12:00pm

Morgantown Public Library (See flyer attached) or call 304-599-5466 with any questions

 

  • Senior Expo 2018 – Thursday, September 27, 2018 9:00am until 12:00pm at the Mountaineer Mall

50+ Vendors dedicated to improving quality of life for older adults.

Would you like to be a vendor? – Vender registration form attached – Please contact Senior Mons at 304-296-9812 with any questions

 

  • Highland/Clarksburg Hospital Fall Conference – Thursday, September 27, 2018 and Friday, September 28, 2018 – 8:00am until 2:45pm. Please call Valerie Hutson at 304-969-3128

 

  • Highland/Clarksburg Hospital Patient Art Show – Thursday, September 27, 2018 and Friday, September 28, 2018 from 10:00am – 6:00pm (Please see flyer) or call Valerie Hutson at 304-969-3128

 

  • 3rd Annual WVU Medicine Behavioral Health Conference – Friday, September 28, 2018 – Martinsburg, WV

Friday, October 12, 2018 – Bridgeport, WV

Friday, November 9, 2018 – Beckley, WV

Please contact Swapna King at 304-598-6422 with any questions (See flyer: attached)

 

  • Struggling with Transportation (Please see flyer)

Enroll by October 6, 2018 – Please contact Madison Matheny at 304-488-8182

 

 

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House Agriculture Committee Chairman, on April 12, the 2018 Farm Bill (H.R. 2) undermines access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps

Introduced by Mike Conaway (R-TX-11), the House Agriculture Committee Chairman, on April 12, the 2018 Farm Bill (H.R. 2) undermines access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps).

The bill would expand mandatory work requirements for SNAP. It would also impose an unfunded mandate on states for employment and training services. This would put food assistance at risk for millions of people.

The current Farm Bill expires on September 30, 2018. On Wednesday, April 18, the House Agriculture Committee passed H.R.2 out of committee along a party-line vote. The bill is expected to move to the House floor as early as mid-May.

According to the Center for Law and Social Policy, “[u]nder the bill, adults (ages 18-59) who are not disabled and do not have children under age 6 would be required to work, participate in a qualified employment or training program, or a do combination of work and training for 20 hours per week. The requirement would rise to 25 hours per week in Fiscal Year 2026. Failure to meet this requirement would mean loss of SNAP benefits for one year, with subsequent occurrences carrying a penalty of three years.”

An estimated 3 million SNAP participants  – including nearly 400,000 adults who are working but not enough to meet the 20 hour-a-week requirement – would need a job training or employment program to retain SNAP benefits. The bill’s new funding for such programs is well short of the cost for effective employment programs.  States would find it impossible to provide high-quality job training for those that need it.

The proposed changes in the SNAP work requirement will put many low-income single childless adults at risk of severe food insecurity. These changes will be devastating to vulnerable and marginalized populations such as homeless and justice involved men and women.

The National Association of Social Workers has joined with coalition partners to oppose work requirements to various federal benefit programs. We have a Practice Alert about work requirements in Medicaid.

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Mountaineer Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry Food Giveaway

October 26 (11AM – 1PM) Mountaineer Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry Food Giveaway, Mason Dixon Park, 75 Buckeye Rd., Core, WV. Participants will need to provide the following information: name, address, phone number & household size. Please contact Tambra at 304-364-5518 for more information.