March 24, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1.5 Million To Provide Meals For Older West Virginians

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,551,372 as part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Community Living (ACL) to help communities provide meals for older West Virginians.

“Over half of West Virginians are vulnerable to the COVID-19 outbreak, and are at high risk of complications, especially the 501,440 West Virginians over 60. This funding is crucial to helping feed those older West Virginians during this pandemic who must stay at home and participate in social distancing to stay as safe as possible. I will continue to fight for all West Virginians, especially those at risk and those on the front lines of the pandemic, to receive all of the supplies, food, and care they need,” said Senator Manchin. 

“Now more than ever, we need to lend a helping hand to our neighbors and communities as we confront these challenging and uncertain times,” Senator Capito said. “The funding being released today is an important part of our federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which was signed into law last week by President Trump will allow us to help individuals affected by this pandemic, including providing more meals for seniors while maintaining the important social distancing guidelines set forth by the CDC. I thank the administration for their leadership in confronting this pandemic and will continue to work to drive more federal funds to West Virginia quickly to stop the spread of COVID-19.”

Senators Manchin and Capito have launched information resource pages where West Virginians can learn more about the coronavirus pandemic and how to protect themselves and their families. To learn more please click here for Senator Manchin’s page and here for Senator Capito’s page.

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