Tackling Food Insecurity

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To combat food insecurity, some programs work to fill gaps in federal food assistance programs, while others are getting creative with food systems and supporting local farmers. All of them are making a difference in the fight against hunger, and all face challenges.

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Facing Hunger Foodbank

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This Huntington, W.Va.,-based organization distributed more than 7.4 million pounds of food to 116,000 people in three states in 2018, and deploys mobile food pantries to areas without access to fresh produce.

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Addressing Food Insecurity

Finding New Ways To Feed Families Story by David Brewer The welcome arrival of spring and summer in Appalachia represents that magical time of year when, instead of bundling up for a trip to the grocery store, we toss on a pair of sandals and head to the farmers markets to peruse the colorful and…

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