4-Staters gather in Pittsburg to discuss hunger solutions

4-staters meet at the Pitt library to talk fighting hunger

More than 30 people and nonprofits packed the Pittburg library meeting room Thursday to discuss fighting hunger on a local level.

The meeting was organized by the nonprofit Kansas Appleseed which is dedicated to building Kansas communities that take care of every member, especially the most vulnerable.

A main topic of conversation was the recent changes to SNAP benefits on a federal level and how attendees can make sure people in their community don’t miss out.

“We’re hoping to get some of the word out to people who are interested about that. It’s just to make sure that nobody’s left behind as new restrictions and rules from the federal government come down. We don’t want a child to be hungry while his or her parents figure out the SNAP application,” said Caleb Smith with Kansas Appleseed.

Some of the local nonprofits in attendance included the Neighbor to Neighbor food pantry, Live Well Crawford County, Thrive Allen County, and Wesley House.