Food drives ramping up in West Virginia as shutdown continues

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More than a month into the partial U.S. government shutdown, food help is becoming a greater need for some of the thousands of federal employees off the job completely in West Virginia and across the U.S. or still working but not getting paid.

For many of those affected, this week brings the second missed paycheck.In Cabell County, the Facing Hunger Food Bank is currently running or planning eight major food drives to keep shelves stocked to meet the needs of those federal workers.

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