Can't Afford Lunch at School: IT'S ON US!

Updated: Feb 5, 2020

Actor Dean Cain comes to West Virginia to help fight against child hunger.

I know you agree with us, that no child should ever be denied lunch at school or at home. Regardless of the circumstances. It is incomprehensible that this still happens in our state. Well, not any more.

“IT’S ON US” is a new West Virginia community driven initiative to end child hunger in the Mountain State. We believe no child under no circumstance should be denied food at school or home. So, if a child doesn't have enough money in his or her account to cover lunch, IT'S ON US!

The program came about after two life-long friends became aware of several circumstances when children did not have access to food. Daniel Watts, is the owner of the Wonder Bar Steakhouse in Clarksburg, WV and Jason Campbell, owns a local film company called JCFilms.

"These events are going to be a lot of fun and such a wonderful cause. We're so excited that Dean Cain will be hosting several of these events across the state and that the Wonder Bar is kicking off this program in Harrison County," says Jason Campbell, Organizer, IT'S ON US.

In order to fund and launch these programs, events are currently being organized all over West Virginia. In each location, 20 or so area restaurants will be asked to participate. Guest will purchase a ticket to attend the event where they can mingle around with a cocktail, listen to live music, and enjoy their local restaurants' favorite bite-size fare. 100% of the proceeds support ending childhood hunger in that community.

In addition to the food, drinks, and music, actor Dean Cain will be hosting several of these events. Cain, best known for his role as Superman in ABC’s “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” is a huge fan of the Mountain State and has travelled here over a dozen times last year to make faith and family films.

To kick off the program, the Wonder Bar Steakhouse will host the first of these events on Monday, April 20, 2020 at 6PM. All the food and drinks at this ‘Kick-off Event” will be donated by the Wonder Bar and all the proceeds will benefit child hunger in Harrison County. The cost to attend is $40 per person in advance and $50 at the door. More events will be scheduled across West Virginia.

A new report by the USDA reports that 1 in 5 kids live with hunger. That’s 80,000 children in West Virginia that go hungry. That’s more that the entire population of Parkersburg, Morgantown and Clarksburg combined.

The proceeds from these events will go directly to that community. Please help us to insure no child in West Virginia ever is denied food at school because he or she does not have enough money.