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Virginia First Lady to chair new hunger-reducing council

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Posted at 8:28 PM, Nov 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-21 07:34:27-05

RICHMOND, Va — Governor Terry McAuliffe and his wife Dorthy McAuliffe are launching a new campaign against hunger in the Commonwealth.

On Thursday, Governor McAuliffe announced the creation of a new council tasked with reducing the nutritional divide. The new council will be chaired by Dorthy McAuliffe and will include members of his administration and the private sector.

McAuliffe made the announcement at The Little House Green Grocery on Bellevue in Richmond. He told attendees reducing hunger in Virginia was important for the future of Virginia’s workforce.

“You cannot build a workforce of the twenty-first century unless you have the best education system. You can’t have that if your children go to school hungry,” McAuliffe said as he announced the creation of the new council.

The council’s missions will include promoting Virginia’s agriculture, solving childhood hunger, and improving access to food and health programs.