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How Virginia Cooperative Extension is fighting food insecurity and hunger in Virginia

Elena Serrano, director of the Family Nutrition Program, will discuss food insecurity in Virginia and Extension’s efforts throughout the commonwealth.

Elena Serrano, director of the Family Nutrition Program, will discuss food insecurity in Virginia and Extension’s efforts throughout the commonwealth.
Elena Serrano, director of the Family Nutrition Program, will discuss food insecurity in Virginia and Extension’s efforts throughout the commonwealth.

From: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

From 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 26, Elena Serrano, director of the Family Nutrition Program, will discuss food insecurity in Virginia and Extension’s efforts throughout the commonwealth as part of Extension’s celebration of Virginia Tech’s Sesquicentennial.

The COVID-19 pandemic increased the number of Virginians who struggle to consistently acquire enough food to feed themselves and their families. It has been estimated that an additional 446,000 Virginians have become food insecure during the pandemic, in addition to the 850,000 Virginians who were already struggling before the pandemic and economic downturn.

This presentation will provide an overview of how many people in Virginia are affected by food insecurity, who it affects, and how Virginia Cooperative Extension is actively addressing this public health and economic crisis.

Register now for the Winter 2022 CALS Alumni Organization Virtual Program to join the event on Zoom. The Zoom link will be provided upon registration for the event.

This event is sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni Organization.

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