WV Strong: Janet Lee Swift

Greenbrier County

I truly appreciate Janet Lee Swift of the High Rocks Educational Center for recommending today’s Better Angels - the AmeriCorps members in Greenbrier County.

During this pandemic, High Rocks and one of their programs, The Hub, have shifted from their usual after-school programming to the enormous task of helping to feed children. The Hub, located in Lewisburg, WV, has always offered a free, nutritious snack and dinner to all of its after-school participants.

Now, with the help of volunteers and AmeriCorps members, they are feeding about 50 dinners a day, Monday-Friday, as part of an effort to enhance the school-based feeding programs that are in place in Greenbrier County. These meals are offered at no cost to children 18-and-under, and are offered to adults for only $5.

Every day, they prepare a “daily special,” and announce it on social media.

They continue to practice social distancing by working in shifts, and staff and volunteers are required to take their temperature daily before reporting to The Hub.