Hunger persists, even in growing season

Summer can be a time of abundance, with gardens and farm fields brimming with fresh vegetables. But experts say that, for children, hunger knows no season. Also, an update on efforts to revamp rail service in parts of Vermont, and puppetry program helps children deal with difficult issues.

VPR Evening News January 14th, 2009

New congress considers health care for children; Vt. Foodbank meets increased demand; Forensics lab says it can’t handle expected workload under proposed new law; Two counties declared disaster areas from December ice storm; Cold snap hits northeast; and commentator Mike Martin on Presidential places.

VPR Evening News December 16th, 2008

Advocacy groups urge postponement of state budget cuts; Wind project may harm black bears; Several thousand still without electricity following ice storm; The Vermont Foodbank faces a crisis; and commentator Dennis Delaney on mentoring felons.

VPR Evening News July 29th, 2008

A bleak economic forecast for Vermont; New rules needed for large-scale compost operations; Vermont State Representative Jim Hutchinson has died; Vermont Castings has a new owner; The Vermont Food Bank is going into farming; and commentator Ruth Page says the summer rains come with a silver lining.

Midday Newscast April 21, 2008

The Vermont Foodbank has taken on the operations of a Lamoille County organization that takes excess food from farms and distributes it to food shelves; Vermont has one of the lowest foreclosure rates in the country because lenders have avoided some of the problems that have affected other states; more…

Demand for food stamps is up in N.H.

New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services is reporting that more households are receiving food stamps that at any other time in recent years. That’s being attributed to rising food prices and an unstable economy.