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

Junior League of Huntington Soup-er Hero soup drive accepting donations

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

Organizations, businesses offer help to federal employees

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

SNAP benefits for February to be disbursed Jan. 20

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'

Senator Manchin visits Foodbank

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

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