Facing Hunger Foodbank

On West Virginia Morning, Glynis Board visits the Youth Services System in Wheeling, serving at risk children and young adults.  And Clark Davis reports from the Facing Hunger Food Bank in Huntington.

Clark Davis / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Facing Hunger Foodbank provides food to those in need in the region, year round. But around the holidays the need becomes deeper for many in the area.

In a normal month the food bank will deliver 5 or 6,000 pounds of food to each county. During the month of November and December that number jumps to between 8 and 10,000 pounds.

The leader of a Huntington-based food bank is stepping down.

The Herald-Dispatch reports Facing Hunger Foodbank executive director Tiffany Tatum has bought a business that provides financial services and consulting for churches and other nonprofit groups. 

Morgantown resident Garth Lindley is the founder of Green Earth Event Services—an organization that provides recycling and composting services at events--and his goal is to provide zero-waste events. Improving your basement or crawl space for energy efficiency and better health. The Huntington Area Food Bank becomes the Facing Hunger Bank to more accurately reflect the area they serve.

Officials at the Food Bank in Huntington hope a new name will make all the difference in helping those in need.

Leaders at the Huntington Area Food Bank think the name change holds the key to better representing their coverage area. Tiffany Tatum is the Executive Director at the food bank.

“I hope that it opens people’s eyes, we can have this warehouse stocked full of food and I can give it out in a day, I know that I could,” Tatum said. “I hope that it hopes up a lot of opportunities for food resources.”