The rate of Vermonters experiencing food insecurity has gone from 1 in 10 before the pandemic to 1 in 4 today. Hunger relief advocates say more funding is needed to keep programs running.
Under a grant awarded soon after the coronavirus pandemic began, New American families are able to receive meals and culturally familiar produce grown in the Intervale.
The Enosburg Falls-based Abbey Group had been distributing Vermont-produced food as part of the Farmers to Families Program, but the contract was recently shifted.
When customers buy food on Arbor Farmstead’s website, they have an option to buy items that then go to others in need.
Hunger relief advocates say food distribution events won’t solve the structural problems causing food insecurity.
The ‘plant for the people’ program aims to alleviate food insecurity due to Covid-19 — and get people into the garden.
Bristol resident Addison Weening, who was traveling in Nepal when the country halted international travel due to the pandemic, stayed in Kathmandu to serve meals to people in need.
However, the state’s No. 2 ranking is somewhat deceiving because all the states are failing to reach enough children, according to Hunger Free Vermont.
News Release — Vermont Foodbank May 28, 2019 Contact: Nicole Whalen 802-505-0123 NEW STUDY FINDS RATE OF SENIOR FOOD INSECURITY REMAINS UNCHANGED WHILE OVERALL POPULATION RATE IMPROVES IN THE U.S. 5.4% of seniors face food insecurity in Vermont Barre, VT – May 28, 2019 – Today, as part of Older Americans Month, the Vermont Foodbank […]
News Release — University of Vermont April 2, 2019 Contact: Jeff Wakefield (802) 578-8830 [email protected] New Book: More than Half of Vermont’s Migrant Farm Workers Are Food Insecure First Time Food Insecurity Is Measured in This Population Since the late 1990s, undocumented Mexican and Central American farm workers on Vermont’s dairy farms have been instrumental […]
News Release — Vermont Foodbank Sept. 6, 2018 Contact: Nicole Whalen 802-505-0123 Pick apples for a cause this Hunger Action Month Barre, VT- September is National Hunger Action Month, and here in Vermont local apple orchards are teaming up with the Vermont Foodbank to give Vermonters a fun way to take action. In partnership with […]
News Release — Hunger Mountain Co-op July 14, 2017 Contact: Kari Bradley [email protected] 802.262.3219 Hunger Mountain Cooperative Community Fund Grant Applications Now Available (MONTPELIER) Hunger Mountain Co-op is now accepting grant applications in support of local businesses and organizations whose work enriches our central Vermont community and furthers the Co-op’s mission of building a dynamic […]
News Release — Vermont Electric Cooperative June 16, 2017 Contact: Christine Hallquist 802-258-0674 [email protected] Northeast Association of Electric Cooperatives donates $1100 to the Vermont Foodbank The Northeast Association of Electric Cooperatives represents the nine electric cooperatives in the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York State. Together they provide electricity to over 120,000 […]
News Release — Burlington Food and Wine Festival June 15, 2017 Media Contact: Anna McMahon 802-658-7939 ext. 32 [email protected] Mike Stolese 802-658-6771 ext. 11 [email protected] Burlington, VT – In partnership with the Burlington Wine & Food Festival (BWFF), The Good Food Truck (GFT) will be serving up local fare at the ArtsRiot Truck Stop on […]