Foodbank Provides Thanksgiving Dinner for Those in Need
Facing Hunger Foodbank provides food to those in need in the region, year round. But around the holidays the need becomes deeper for many in the area.
In a normal month the food bank will deliver 5 or 6,000 pounds of food to each county. During the month of November and December that number jumps to between 8 and 10,000 pounds.
The Foodbank provides food to 17 different counties in the region: 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.
The foodbank provides canned, fresh, frozen and prepared food to nearly 100,000 individuals each year. They collect their food from restaurants, supermarkets, food distributors, the USDA, farmers,
wholesalers, sportsmen and through fund drives.
The Facing Hunger Foodbank is part of the Feeding American nationwide network of foodbanks.