A majority of farmers said in a recent UVM survey that they had just enough or not enough money to scrape through at the end of each month.
As we start hearing stories of recovery, and of the economy roaring back, remember to ask if everyone is included.
Global Trading Enterprises, the New Jersey-based vendor for the program, is distributing food to only five of the state’s 14 counties. Rep. Peter Welch says that’s probably a breach of the contract.
The new money will pay for three weeks of operation and organizers hope to continue operating through the end of the Covid-19 state of emergency.
“We have not experienced, I think, across the country, a food security issue or hunger issue like this in a generation,” Sayles said during a live Q&A.
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 […]