Hunger in Vermont
Vermont has been ranked as the sixth hungriest state in the country, with 12 percent of households struggling to get enough food on the table and one in 20 Vermonters labeled as "severely hungry." For instance, last year the Vermont Foodbank distributed nearly 7. 5 million pounds of food to as many as 86,000 Vermonters who requested charitable food assistance. For the months of November through December, Vermont Public Television is trying to raise awareness about this important issue. Below you'll find information on ways you can help VPT combat this problem.
Coming Together to make a Difference
Resources & LinksWhether it be a factor in your own personal life, or in the life of your neighbors, find links and resources to help combat the issue of hunger in Vermont.
3SquaresVT helps Vermonters stretch their food budgets and put three square meals a day on their tables. With a new name and expanded eligibility, more Vermonters than ever may qualify for 3SquaresVT. See if you qualify.
Vermont 2-1-1 is a simple number to dial for information about health and human service organizations in your community.
The mission of the Vermont Foodbank is to gather and share quality food and nurture partnerships so that no Vermonter will go hungry.
There are hundreds of food shelves and meal sites around Vermont, serving as many as 86,000 Vermonters in need. If you are looking for food or are interested in finding a network partner in your community, use our agency locator today!
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program is looking for more applicants. If you or someone you know is in need of food assistance, this nutrition program could the answer.
Hunger is a significant issue in our state, but our supporters ensure a significant response. Consider getting involved. Whether planning an event, holding a food drive, writing a letter to your elected official or volunteering at the foodbank, you can make a difference. Visit the how to help section of Vermont Food Bank's website to see how you can help.
Related Video ClipsGather Share Nurture
The Vermont Foodbank and its network of 270 partners around the state have been working hard to fight hunger in Vermont. Thanks to Hen House Media, this film gives viewers a glimps at what the Foodbank does for Vermonters in need of food assistance.
We Can End This
John Sayles, CEO of Vermont Foodbank talks about Tyson donation, the We Can End This Virtual food drive, and why this matters to hungry kids in Vermont.
Food Delivery at VT Foodbank
A load of frozen pizza to feed our neighbors.