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What We do

The mission of Facing Hunger is to help feed hungry people by distributing nutritious food and grocery product through our pantry/agency network. Facing Hunger envisions a future where no person in the service area goes hungry.


… provides nutritious canned, boxed, fresh, frozen, and prepared food to nearly 129,000 individuals annually. This food is recovered and secured from restaurants, supermarkets, food distributors, the USDA, farmers, wholesalers, sportsmen, and through food and fund drives.

… distributes emergency food through 248 Partner Agencies and Programs including soup kitchens, neighborhood centers, family crisis centers, and homeless shelters for adults and children. By accessing food from the Foodbank rather than purchasing from commercial outlets, each of these Partner Agencies has expanded resources to advance their own missions.

… serves those who are hungry throughout the Foodbank’s 4,538 -square-mile service area including: Cabell, Boone, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Mason, Mingo, Putnam, Wayne and Wyoming counties in West Virginia. Boyd, Greenup, Lawrence and Martin counties in Kentucky and Lawrence County, Ohio.

Our Programs
Meals Provided Annually
Partner Agencies

Drive Out Hunger Golf Tournament

Thank you to our players, sponsors and volunteers for helping make our first golf tournament such a success! With your help, we were able to raise $38,000 (after expenses) for our Medically Indicated Food Box program. This program is geared toward households with one or more members who have been diagnosed with chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, or end-stage renal disease. Participants receive nutrient-specific foods, and materials intended to assist them in managing their illness, at no cost. Thanks to you, we will be able to provide over 300,000 meals to those who participate in our program!


I am a retired air traffic controller from Scott Depot and I started volunteering with the food bank in March of 2017 after receiving a newsletter detailing the extraordinary work this non-profit accomplishes. The Foodbank is as close to being non-profit as you can get, with 95 cents of every $1.00 donated going directly to their programs. That is the thing that caught my attention at first, and then I learned “the rest of the story”. It has been my distinct pleasure to be able to give a little of my time to this cause. If you have some free time come on out and join me in helping out. It’s not hard work, and it will be greatly appreciated. I guarantee it.
Greg Bailey
Barb is honored to be the Backpack Program Coordinator since 2000. When asked why she is so dedicated to the Backpack Program, she was very humbled with her response as tears began to form, “I do it for the kids. I just enjoy it – the kids, the work, and the community. God put me here”.
Barb Hall, Blaine Family Resource Service Center Coordinator

At the time the pantry opened, we had two shelves in a back closet and all of our food came from donations of the church members. Once we saw the demand in this area our pastor reached out to the foodbank so that we could benefit as a member agency” commented Gwen Southern, Pantry Volunteer and church member. Six months after opening, the pantry now has a newly constructed space of its own with shelving, coolers and freezer space. Culloden Community Church now participates in three Facing Hunger Foodbank programs including the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) for senior citizens. “I am just His helper. This is my passion and I had a vision, I just didn’t know how to make it happen so thanks to all of those who have supported us.

Anthony Frye, Culloden Christian Church

As a member of the Huntington Rotary that organized 60 volunteers providing four hours of volunteer service, the need for the foodbank and volunteers was immediately recognized. I encourage each community member to volunteer through the year. The experience will open your eyes and make you appreciate your time spent at the Facing Hunger Foodbank.

Tim Hazelett, Member of Rotary Club of Huntington and Facing Hunger Volunteer


As long as we have issues getting fresh food to everyone, and people struggle with unemployment, we will have problems. Please help us help them.

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