Food insecurity

On this West Virginia Morning, we explore the unique connection between Wales and Appalachia. We also bring you a report on food insecurity in the Ohio Valley, and we listen to this week’s Mountain Stage Song of the Week.

Aaron Payne / Ohio Valley ReSource

A new study shows the Ohio Valley has some of the nation’s highest rates of food insecurity among older adults, and anti-hunger advocates say that situation could be made worse by the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.


Molly Born / WVPB

Wharncliffe is a tiny community deep in the hills of Mingo County, in a rural corner of southern West Virginia. The road there is narrow with the signature hairpin curves of this region.

A Jeep SUV stocked with enough food to feed 50 kids makes the hour-long round trip five days a week from the nearby community center, over the mountain, to the local fire hall here.

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On this West Virginia Morning, we hear about how summer food providers are trying to overcome the challenge of feeding West Virginia kids during the summer months, and we’ll hear the latest on possible impeachment proceedings from the statehouse. These stories coming up on West Virginia Morning.

Virginia Voucher Program Improves Access to Fresh Produce

Sep 20, 2016
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Several Virginia organizations have partnered to create a voucher program to help improve access to fresh, affordable produce in Montgomery County.

The vouchers are redeemable at the Christiansburg Farmers Market and are available through the Department of Social Services, Community Health Center of the New River Valley and the Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children. The vouchers can be used for eligible food through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).