Hunger in the U.S.
is at its highest level since 1995. And
according to a new USDA report, 12% of Vermont
households struggle with hunger. The
Vermont Foodbank estimates the number is probably even higher because of
worsening economic conditions, and area foodshelves back that up. They say they’re seeing higher and higher
demand. We look into why the issue of
hunger is so persistent, and whether or not it’s a problem that’s ever
solvable. Our guests include John
Sayles, the CEO of the Vermont Foodbank, and Marissa Parisi, the Executive
Director of the Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger.
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Also, 100 years ago Vermont
acquired its first state forest land in Plainfield. We talk with the state’s Director of Forests,
Steve Sinclair, about Vermont’s
lasting legacy of state forest land.