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 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.
Here are some sobering numbers for a state that
consistently ranks as one of the healthiest in the nation: between 2006 and
2008, more than 12 percent of Vermonters lived in homes that couldn’t afford
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
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!