Mountain State Spotlight, Beckley Register-Herald – More West Virginians will likely go hungry this fall, after lawmakers failed to extend a program for emergency food assistance. Read the full article.
As many as 24,000 adult West Virginians could be pushed off of the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, starting in October, if they can’t prove they’re working at least 20 hours a week.
Some people associate SNAP benefits, formerly known as food stamps, with the unemployed. But the people most likely to be affected are those struggling with a lack of transportation or unstable work hours. Working poor families are among one of largest groups Cyndi Kirkhart serves as director of Facing Hunger Food Bank in Huntington.