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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
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
Some 14 million U.S. households are struggling to get enough to eat — a return to pre-recession levels. The USDA data comes as the Trump administration proposes tightening eligibility for food aid.
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
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
Don’t know what to do with your garden over the winter? This workshop, followed by a hands on garlic planting, will teach the basics of planting garlic, how to tend to it over the winter, how to store it, and how it benefits health. Held at West State OU Student Farm: Via bike – off… Read More
Learn the basics of small-scale season extension techniques to increase the length of your growing season. Join us for a discussion about cold hardy crops, building low tunnels, tunnel maintenance, and more! Led by Keith Wilde. The Eastside Community Garden is located off of E. State St by the E. State Dog Park. Be sure… Read More