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/ Autumn and Sydney King play outside their home in Maysel, part of Clay County, West Virginia. The girls live with their mother, Jennifer, and grandmother, Helen, about a 45-minute drive from the nearest major grocery store. They also don’t have a car, which, in much of rural West Virginia, is an existential worry. No car means no way to get to work, no way to get to the doctor’s office, no way to get food. Jennifer and Helen pay friends and family members to drive them to Walgreens, in Clay, to pick up medicine, or Sam’s Club, in Charleston, to go grocery shopping; this costs between 10 and 30 dollars every trip, which adds up, and can be difficult to afford with a fixed income.
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