Backpack Program Feeds Kids On Weekends

It’s estimated that one in five Vermont children is unsure, at some point during the week, where his or her next meal is coming from. That’s called "food insecurity."Now that classes are back in session, a lot of those Vermont children are not as hungry as they may have been over the summer.

Foodbank Hit Hard In Federal Cuts

Senator Bernie Sanders says cuts in a federal emergency hunger program have resulted in a 50 percent reduction in the food it supplies the Vermont Foodbank.

FoodBank Sees Big Jump In Need

The same three words underlie many problems facing the state now: Tropical Storm Irene. In September, the Vermont FoodBank distributed one million pounds of food across the state, up from 600,000 pounds last September.

Hunger Rate Grows In Vermont

New data from the USDA show the rate of "food insecurity" in Vermont has grown four percent over the last five years. We talk with the director of the Vermont FoodBank about the economics of hunger.

Foodbank Says Need For Food Growing

There’s always a demand for the services provided by these non-profit organizations but given the recent crippling economic recession it’s no surprise that more and more people are turning to food banks to keep their families from suffering malnutrition, or worse.

Hunger Worsens In Vermont

A new USDA report shows the highest hunger levels in the U.S. since 1995.  In Vermont, 12% of households struggle with hunger.  We look into why the issue of hunger continues to worsen.  Also, Vermont’s state forests celebrate 100 years!