Community responds to food insecurity in Addison County

A study conducted by the food systems researchers at the University of Vermont earlier this year revealed that food insecurity in the Green Mountain State is 22.9% higher in 2022 than it was in 2019.

New mobile refrigerator key to local food supply

Thanks to a grant-funded refrigerator on wheels, HOPE will increasingly be able to bring food to hungry, transportation-challenged people — especially those in the rural fringes of the county who are homebound, frail and elderly.

Volunteers head to kitchens to tackle food insecurity

A new program launched by the Metta Earth project is hoping to establish more connections between food producers and community members experiencing food insecurity. Its recipe for success includes a special ingredient: home cooking.

CVOEO food program going online

The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) will soon launch a new food-access program that will allow qualifying low-income residents to order their provisions — and arrange for delivery or pickup — with a few strokes on their computers o … (read more)

New report eyes food insecurity

The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund recently highlighted the outline of an important plan on how to ensure food security in the Green Mountain State.

Higher level of 3SquaresVT benefits extended

This extra help is part of the federal Coronavirus Relief Bill. It will not permanently change a household’s monthly benefit.

Vermont Everyone Eats gets boost through end of year

The unprecedented COVID-19 response program that provides meal assistance to Vermonters in need while supporting local restaurants, farmers and food producers, has received an extension to continue programming through the end of December

Food benefits will fall short, advocates say

MIDDLEBURY — Individuals and families who rely on 3SquaresVT — the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Vermont — will get some good news and bad news beginning Oct. 1.First, the good news: SNAP benefits are slated to increase by 25 … (read more)

Local Food & Farm Guide: Community solutions to rising rates of food insecurity

The COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying economic dislocations made the problems that some Vermonters have with food insecurity all to obvious. Thankfully, a variety of local efforts have sprung up in the past year to address food insecurity in Addison … (read more)

Local Food & Farm Guide: Meet the people who provide local food relief

The COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying economic dislocations made the problems that some Vermonters have with food insecurity all too obvious. As is outlined in the accompanying story (see Page 52), some creative alternative avenues for distributing f … (read more)

Salisbury school takes on food insecurity

SALISBURY — A refrigerated truck parked behind the Salisbury Community School belongs to the Addison Central School District and comes as a result of grant money to be put toward food security. The truck houses frozen meals prepared during the week, to be … (read more)

Vt. Coffee Co’s Ralston launches nonprofit

MIDDLEBURY — The sale of Vermont Coffee Company to Maine-based Stonewall Kitchen should pay dividends to Addison County for years to come. Not only will the transaction preserve and grow local jobs (see related story), it will result in the creation of a … (read more)

‘Everyone Eats’ fills a void — with food and good will

MIDDLEBURY — For many, the COVID-19 pandemic has served up a heaping helping of fear. The fear of catching a virus that has thus far infected more than 4,100 Vermonters, killing 69. But COVID-19 has also left a lot of us with a void — in our hearts becaus … (read more)

ACORN creates virtual farmers’ market

MIDDLEBURY — COVID-19 is affecting the food supply chain in unprecedented ways. Supply and demand are out of balance on a global, regional and local scale. Vermont, however, is fortunate to have an abundance of local food producers ready to help feed the … (read more)

Foodbank and National Guard to provide meals

VERMONT — The Vermont Foodbank and Vermont National Guard will distribute food to those in need at five different areas of Vermont beginning on Wednesday, April 22. These points of distribution will help ease demand on food shelves around that state that … (read more)