HOPE, farm team up to distribute produce

Two local organizations are teaming up to tackle food security in Addison County and provide more residents with fresh, locally grown produce. 

Vermonters seek food security for all

For many Vermonters, reliable access to the food they need is not a guarantee. In fact, the nonprofit Hunger Free Vermont reports two in five Vermonters are now experiencing food insecurity. 

‘Just Getting By’ makes a stop in Middlebury

On Saturday, March 30, come to Town Hall Theater in Middlebury to see Bess O’Brien’s new documentary “Just Getting By.” This film is a sweeping, and yet intimate look at the lives of Vermonters who are struggling with food and housing insecurity.

How to think about food security in the post-pandemic era

The Covid-19 Pandemic pushed food insecurity in Vermont and the nation to levels not seen in decades, well above the peak of 14% in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis and recession.

Ripton students help feed hungry

Since January the 4/5 class at Ripton Elementary School has been providing lunches once a month for the homeless people at the Charter House in Middlebury. 

Letter to the editor: Local fundraiser led to shopping

On Saturday, March 25, I had the exciting adventure of a one-minute shopping spree at Greg’s Market.

Food shelf, farm team up to grow produce

Bristol’s Have a Heart Food Shelf is teaming up with New Leaf Organics to provide individuals in the 5-town area with more locally grown produce. 

Ways of Seeing: The hidden problem all around us

Our neighbors’ challenges can be invisible. Like the folks who show up at Have-a-Heart Food Shelf each month.

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