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On an average day, almost 300,000 West Virginians are food insecure. Now, though, as more lose their jobs and income from coronavirus-related business closures, that number is growing and is expected to increase quickly.

Cyndi Kirkhart, director of Facing Hunger Food Bank, a Huntington-based nonprofit that serves more than 100,000 people annually across 12 counties, said her organization is already feeling the weight of the situation.

Reach Caity Coyne at, 304-348-7939 or follow @CaityCoyne on Twitter.

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