State food banks struggle to meet soaring demand

Via The Daily Mail WV –

Hunger stalks tens of thousands of people, young and old, in West Virginia.

Feeding America, the nationwide network of food banks, estimates that 250,600 people in the state struggle with hunger every day. Of them, 73,770 are children.

Food banks are an essential link in the effort to feed the hungry. They collect, sort and store a wide array of food items, and then distribute that food to local food pantries, soup kitchens, daycare centers, homeless shelters and other agencies.

Feeding America has two affiliate food banks in the state — Facing Hunger in Huntington and Mountaineer Food Bank in Gassaway.

Here’s a close-up look at each of the two.

Facing Hunger serves three states

Founded in 1983, the Facing Hunger food bank was originally named the Huntington Area Food Bank and initially served only Cabell and Wayne counties.


Read full article at The Daily Mail WV


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