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Fostering Nourishing Networks - Shared screen with speaker view
Hallie Chillag (she, her)
18:38
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Hallie Chillag (she, her)
20:08
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Lauren Hines
26:02
If you have questions, please feel free to put them in the chat! :)
Susan Malinoski
29:38
Is this contact sheet available on WV Food Link?
Lauren Hines
30:57
I will find a time to ask her that question. Everyone, please share your cameras.
MacKenzie Quisenberry
31:42
What are the options for individuals who work night hours? Are these programs available 24/7?
Carolina Rascon
33:29
The county profiles are available at http://foodlink.wvu.edu/nn-county-profiles-pdf-2/
Lauren Hines
39:03
Please feel free to engage in the chat and unmute your mic.
Sharmel Cavender
40:20
I see that in addition to lack of employment, those who say they are hiring really are not hiring which is difficult for those that want to work
Makayla's iPhone
40:31
I live in Maryland. So I can kind of answer for my general area. But for the second question, I work at a restaurant. So we give all of our left over food that has been cooked for donation. Especially from our buffet we donate it to shelters, homeless, families of the employees who have no money to purchase food for them. So that’s just one small way that food can be shared
Britany
40:59
My small community in Boone County does not have many opportunities for work so many people have to go to Charleston to work. However, this could be a barrier because they don't have the money to go back and forth between here and Charleston. The jobs around here don't pay well; most are minimum wage which isn't a livable wage.
kaseycombs
41:19
@ Makayla I love that idea!
Susan Malinoski
42:36
There are soup kitchens and food pantries in Charleston, but from my perspective many are associated with churches so I wonder if that makes some people feel uncomfortable and more secular food pantries would be helpful
Kaytlin Wilson
43:04
I worked for the main food distribution in Fayette county and we recently lost federal funding and can no longer go on giving food to those who actually need it. Several food pantry locations have been shut down as well. I have seen several counties in West Virginia losing food access. How can we go about reinstating these sources?
Sharieli Perez
43:08
We currently have a food pantry o campus available for all students as well
MacKenzie Quisenberry
43:12
The biggest barrier where I live is location. I live in Kenna and the closest place to get groceries is a half hour drive to Ripley, without a car you’re stuck. I have a family member doesn’t have his license so he has to either ride with someone or give someone money to pick up his groceries for him.
Makayla's iPhone
44:45
So as a community, how do we promote for healthier food choices when the healthy options are almost double the cost? Also healthier food choices are harder to find and less accessible. I know of many fast food places near me. But not many healthy options
Maren Schultz
45:17
It is tough when the only food access in town is a Dollar General or a convenience store that may not have a variety of foods and especially lack fresh foods.
Linh Vuong
45:19
Just curious - I used to volunteer for Meals on Wheels America. Is there one here?
Abigail Hamilton
45:44
A lot of stores near places that distribute food stamps actually raise prices because large corporations only see what their income looks like at that location, and not that they are making food more expensive in low income communities than in high income communities.
Sharieli Perez
46:12
I agree Mikayla, and the healthy choices around us are very inaccessible to many people due to how expensive they are in comparison with other fast foods
Tessla Aguilar
46:57
How could diets be improved in general in West Virginia? Coming from an international student, I think that the basis of the food that we are fed is difficult to adapt to, since most of the time the food is very high in sodium, salt or fat.
MacKenzie Quisenberry
47:22
Do you think WV has this issue in particular because we have an older and more traditional society that may resist taking “handouts” or help from others?
briannasalisbury
47:42
I notice that also Makayla. When I visit other states, I notice there are healthier fast food places or places to grab a quick snack. Here in WV, I feel there are not many of these healthier choices and most of our fast food options consist of McDonald’s.
Susan Malinoski
48:20
There is Manna Meal
victoria matiga
49:29
I’m from Maryland and some churches in the area that I live in give away free food baskets every week with vegetables and other healthy options. I think it is hard to eat healthy for those who do not make enough income because fast food places are often the cheapest food.
Britany
49:52
I looked it up - the only Meals on Wheels I see are in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Bernadette J. Luby’s iPhone
55:02
Some areas of West Virginia such as Birch River, located in Nicholas county do not have access to a grocery store nor many job opportunities. The closest grocery store is 40 minutes away. The only grocery they have available local is the Dollar General. They also do not have any local transportation. Do you know of any extra resources that can be brought to communities like this for healthy eating?
Makayla's iPhone
55:48
I tbink one way to include everyone would be to asking your communities what they would like seen or added. This way they feel they have a voice and an opinion
Susan Malinoski
57:07
Are local restaurant owners at the table? I feel like they would be more invested in making healthy options available for their community as opposed to chains.
Abigail Hamilton
57:09
I think a lot of the older communities in Charleston are left out, especially during the pandemic. A lot of more elderly individuals don't have the ability to participate in the community due to health (physically and due to covid). Not only do these communities need healthy foods, but they also remain fairly disadvantaged for involvement.
Sharmel Cavender
57:13
Going to city council meetings is a good way to see how food improvements can be made in the community. For example Saint Albans is working on being a dementia friendly community.
Sharieli Perez
57:16
Social class is a big part of it, you can see that grocery stores located in high income areas have a lot more options the it comes to fruits, vegetables, etc than those located in low income areas. A good example of it here in Charleston is the Kroger in Kanawha versus the “Gucci” Kroger going to Southridge
Kaytlin Wilson
57:49
the Gucci Kroger hits different though
Sharmel Cavender
58:06
Council members will listen to the community, but only if they are coming and voicing their concerns
kaseycombs
59:13
The homeless population are underrepresented in nearly every aspect of community decision making
Linh Vuong
01:01:18
^ I agree. I think there is a lot of stigma towards individuals suffering from homelessness that prevents this
Lauren Hines
01:07:15
Questions and/or comments?
Abigail Hamilton
01:07:27
I'm a fan of Capital Market which accepts SNAP
Maren Schultz
01:07:45
Agree Abigail! I love that place
Makayla's iPhone
01:08:03
My area has like giant food and safeway and Aldi. I believe healthy food is there but it’s not cheap. Due to inflation now all of our healthy foods are way too expensive. The Safeway near me does not accept snap. Which makes it hard for some individuals who are using this program
Britany
01:08:06
We have several Dollar stores that do not sell produce, but there is a Kroger that does sell produce. I believe they are locally owned and I am unsure if they accept SNAP or WIC.
Britany
01:08:18
*Boone County
Makayla's iPhone
01:09:51
Do you think changing the WIC and snap regulations would allow more individuals to be accepted to use it? Does that make sense
Sharmel Cavender
01:11:53
Employees can be negative towards WIC and SNAP recipients. That HAS to change.
Sharmel Cavender
01:16:27
There needs to be more education on what programs are available to the public.
Britany
01:18:24
I know people who relied on state programs because they were struggling so much. Yet there were times when they fell through the cracks and were no longer qualified for the help
Makayla's iPhone
01:22:09
Thank you!
MacKenzie Quisenberry
01:22:11
Thank you for speaking with us, the powerpoint was really good! :D
Maren Schultz
01:22:11
Thank you, wonderful discussion points!
Tracy Bradley
01:22:13
Thank you! Very interesting and important topic!
briannasalisbury
01:22:14
Thank you!!!
Tessla,Domenica,Marina
01:22:15
Thank you so much !
Kaley Walker
01:22:15
Thank you!
hannahhaddix
01:22:16
Thank you!!
Grace Warde
01:22:19
Thank you!
Elise
01:22:20
Thank you !
Haley Patterson
01:22:22
Thank you!
Erich Pfost
01:22:25
Thank you
Destiny Johnson
01:22:28
Thank you!
Mark McKnight
01:22:28
Thank you!
Azaria Pack
01:22:28
thank you!!
Lotte
01:22:28
Thank you
Abigail Hamilton
01:22:32
You have been a wonderful speaker. Thank you.
Bernadette J. Luby’s iPhone
01:22:34
Thank you!!
Sharmel Cavender
01:22:35
Thank you
Britany
01:22:57
Thank you! This discussion taught me a lot about state programs!
victoria matiga
01:22:58
thank you ! i learned a lot ! be safe in the snow everyone
Minh-Hanh Nguyen
01:23:09
Thank you
emilystierwalt
01:23:10
Thank You
Emily Green
01:23:10
Thank you