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VPLC has several new initiatives to help better serve communities around Virginia.


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Virginia Hunger Solutions – Covers VPLC’s work on Hunger issues, including SNAP information and outreach, the Community Eligibility Provision providing school meals to more children, and the Breakfast in the Classroom initiative, along with food desert and nutrition issues.


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Affordable Clean Energy Project (ACE Project) – A new program of VPLC that works to insert and amplify the voice of lower income Virginians into the decisions being made around energy costs, and cost-savings and energy efficiency initiatives. Low income households pay in some cases three times as much for energy as a proportion of their income as higher income households. This project aims to enhance the thought and actions to reduce that disparity and help lower income rate-payers to get the most affordable and cleanest energy possible in a collaborative way.


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ACES is a new VPLC community development program in conjunction with all of the Virginia legal aid programs. Creative advocacy will be the hallmark of this team tasked with tackling larger more systemic issues facing Virginia’s most vulnerable and marginalized citizens while also looking to keep people out of poverty.


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The Virginia Partnership to Encourage Responsible Lending (VaPERL) website contains a wealth of information on predatory lending, news, fact sheets and stories from victims of payday and car title loans.


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A guide for youth in foster care and will help navigate through some of the most commonly asked questions about what to expect while in foster care in Virginia.