The Trump administration says there’s no evidence the program works, but supporters say that thinking is misguided. Some even call it a “godsend.”
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.
- May 23, 2017: Virginia Food Bank Aims To Tackle Root Causes Of Hunger
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.