Interview: Doug O’Brien of the Vermont Foodbank

Vermont Food Bank Executive Director Doug O’Brien says the organization has been seeking an opportunity to grow its own food as part of a long-term strategy for helping stave off hunger in Vermont’s neediest communities. O’Brien speaks with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb about the purchase of the Kingsbury Farm.

Program helps bring produce to Vermont Foodbank

Every farm has crops that it either can’t harvest or can’t sell, and the food then goes to waste. But a Lamoille County woman found a way to save the fresh food and distribute it to local food shelves. Now, as VPR’s Amy Noyes reports, the Vermont Foodbank plans to take the idea statewide.