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Food Pantries Hit By Inflation And Reimagining The Upper Kanawha Valley On This West Virginia Morning

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On this West Virginia Morning, most of us think of Thanksgiving as a time to get together with family for a large meal. But many West Virginians struggle this time of year, and the food banks are struggling to keep up, too. Assistant News Director Caroline MacGregor has the story.

Also, in this show, our latest episode of Us & Them explores the future. Earlier this fall, host Trey Kay teamed up with a group of residents from Montgomery and Smithers, in the Upper Kanawha Valley. They met with the Civic Imagination Project to envision the future of the region.

There were people from all across the social, economic and political spectrum. At a daylong workshop, the talk focused on what’s defined the region and what they see down the road.

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Support for our news bureaus comes from West Virginia University, Concord University, and Shepherd University.

Appalachia Health News is a project of West Virginia Public Broadcasting with support from Charleston Area Medical Center and Marshall Health.

West Virginia Morning is produced with help from Amelia Knisely, Bill Lynch, Caroline MacGregor, Curtis Tate, Chris Schulz, Eric Douglas, Jessica Lilly, Liz McCormick, Randy Yohe, and Shepherd Snyder.

Eric Douglas is our news director and our producer.

Teresa Wills and Chuck Anziulewicz are our hosts.

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