HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Huntington Area Food Bank has changed its name to reflect the tri-state region that it serves.
Media outlets report that the organization unveiled its new name, Facing Hunger Foodbank, on Monday.
The food bank served Cabell and Wayne counties when it opened in 1983. Today, it serves 12 counties in West Virginia, four counties in Kentucky, and Lawrence County in Ohio.
Executive director Tiffany Tatum says the old name limited the food bank’s ability to obtain donations. She says a store in Mason County might not donate food because of the perception that only the Huntington area would be served.