NPR’s Pam Fessler covers our still struggling southwest Virginia and FASWVA’s effort to provide food to the region.


 

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Pantries in southwest Virginia — where poverty is rampant and coal jobs are vanishing — will take whatever they can get to stock bare shelves. Some also offer help with health care and job training.

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Food banks face limited supplies. A food bank in Roanoke, Va., is working with local community members, health care providers and other nonprofits to explore new ways to address hunger.

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