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Cows on the DeBruin family farm

WATCH: How A Break In The Nation’s Food Supply Caused Regional Food Companies To Soar

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — During the first months of the pandemic, as industrial meat plants closed and grocery stores experienced shortages, some mid-sized local food companies saw an unexpected boom in business. As people across the country sheltered in place, they turned to these local food sources to fill in the void. But will the demand… Read More

A statue of John Marshall on the campus of Marshall University

Marshall University Sets Benefit for Food Bank

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two authors with West Virginia ties will deliver readings at Marshall University this week to benefit the Facing Hunger Foodbank. The event is at 7 p.m. Thursday in Smith Hall. The university said in a news release that a donation of two or three nonperishable food items is suggested for admission…. Read More

Inside the All People's Market, customers can choose fresh fruits and vegetables, which allows them to use SNAP benefits at grocery stores.

Food Pantries Serving More Customers As Fears Over Economy Grow

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The numbers of low-income Ohioans turning to food pantries for help are climbing. And with signs of trouble for the economy on the horizon, advocates at Ohio’s 12 regional foodbanks and the hundreds of food pantries and soup kitchens that they serve are worried. There’s a line of people waiting outside the All People’s Fresh… Read More

Dairy Dilemma: Food Shelters Awash In Surplus Milk They Can’t Afford To Store

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Cyndi Kirkhart has some 26,000 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 of… Read More