Cyndi Kirkhart has some 26 thousand square feet of warehouse space at the Facing Hunger Food Bank in Huntington, West Virginia, where she is executive director. That sounds like a lot of space. But very little of it is cooler space. “This is the only cooler we have,” Kirkhart said, stepping into a walk-in cooler the size
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
HUNTINGTON - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., donated a portion of his salary to the Facing Hunger Foodbank Tuesday afternoon, following up on a promise he made in early January that he would donate his salary to West Virginia food banks throughout the duration of the partial government shutdown that began Dec. 22. Manchin is
The Junior League of Huntington’s annual January Soup-er Hero Soup Drive has a goal of raising 100,000 cans this month for the Facing Hunger Foodbank, which will be collected at the Marshall University men’s and women’s basketball home games. “Last year, we raised 96,128 cans,” Kim Corriher, co-chair of the Junior League of Huntington’s annual
HUNTINGTON - With federal workers missing paychecks because of the partial government shutdown, several organizations and businesses in Huntington stand ready to ease hardships for federal employees who have been furloughed - though so far, they haven't noticed much need. West Virginia is home to approximately 18,000 federal employees, of which around 8,000 are currently
CHARLESTON - The federal government will release Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) funds meant for February to beneficiaries Sunday, Jan. 20, thanks to the partial federal government shutdown. "It's important to note that SNAP recipients will not receive SNAP benefits in February," said Linda Watts, commissioner of West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources'
A great visit with Senator Joe Manchin as he met with a broad group of community members, and most importantly our team and partner agency leaders. Senator Manchin heard the message that security means a lot of things--food security, employment security and together, we can meet the needs of our comunities and neighbors in West