As the state braces for a two- day teacher work stoppage many groups are stepping up to make sure students are fed. 

Several students rely on the free lunches provided at school during the day to keep from going hungry. 

“Definitely on Facebook you can see it everywhere,” said parent Kimberly Earl. “Teachers are coming together and parents to help prepare bags for kids to take home so they will have food for the 4 days they may be out of school.” 

Alum Creek Elementary’s student leadership team worked with the Southridge Church to pack meals to go home. 

Saint Albans High School also put together bags of food to send home with children in need. 

Brandon Carter is the Associate Pastor at Cross Lanes Baptist Church. He said the church will serve pizza Thursday at Nitro High School and at the church in Cross Lanes, WV. 

“It is a big deal when they are not able to go to school and receive that food. It is a big deal in our area,” Carter said. 

Kanawha County Schools took to social media to post a long list of options for children who may need food during the work stoppage.  Carter said he is glad the church is able to be part of the effort to feed children. 

“It is an unfortunate consequence of what is going on and we just want to help the teachers in any way we can and take care of the students as well,” Carter said. “So it is just to work together to take care of the students.” 

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