December, the Vermont Food Bank sounded an alarm. More
people were turning to its member
agencies to keep food on the table as the recession deepened. But
fewer people could afford to donate to the Food Bank’s budget.
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
O’Brien speaks with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb about the purchase of the Kingsbury Farm.
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lawmakers appear skeptical about Gov. Jim Douglas’ economic stimulus package —
doubtful about its details and doubtful they can enact his ideas in the last
couple of weeks of the legislative session;
A fledgling high-speed
Internet network comprised of 25-towns has been rejected for funding by the Vermont
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.
as VPR’s Amy Noyes reports, the Vermont Foodbank plans to take the idea