In Some Rural Counties, Hunger Is Rising, But Food Donations Aren’t

Posted: May 22, 2017 in poverty
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Volunteers distribute free food at the mobile pantry in Hurley, Va. Poverty in the coal-mining region is 29 percent, twice the national average. Unemployment is also high, and younger families are moving out.

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.

(Image credit: Pam Fessler/NPR)

via Economy : NPR http://ift.tt/2rMfkCN

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