If West Virginia has 'best economy ever' why are foodbanks running out of food? - Always Free WV

If West Virginia has 'best economy ever' why are foodbanks running out of food?

“This is one of the best years in the history of our state’s economy!” according to Governor Jim Justice. So why are so many in Clay County going hungry?

The Charleston Gazette-Mail recently reported on a food bank that “serves more than 50 percent of families living in the small communities of Dille, Widen, Birch River and Harrison.” 

Neighbors helping neighbors is what we do in West Virginia. But the scale of the need in many areas in West Virginia demands action from elected officials. 

Unfortunately, our governor is too busy driving back and forth from Lewisburg to the Capitol to know what’s going on in hollers just off the interstate. 

READ ONE: Food bank struggles to meet need in isolated Clay communities

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