Hunger is surging in the county

Hunger in Addison County is reaching historic proportions, according to Jeanne Montross, longtime leader of the Middlebury nonprofit known as Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects, or HOPE.

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.

Letter to the editor: Deer hunter shares venison

Last Thursday’s paper had an exceptional photo of Dorothy Muzzy with her 9-pointer, which she landed on the last day of hunting season. What the photo does not show is the phone call she made just a few days later.

Human food shelf to serve pets, too

Beginning Monday, Nov. 15, Middlebury’s Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects’s (HOPE) food shelf will be open not only to humans, but also their four-legged friends.

New Haven food shelf in the works

NEW HAVEN — A volunteer effort is under way to establish a free food pantry in New Haven. There are similar pantries in Monkton, Lincoln, Bristol and Starksboro.  This will be a place where people who are struggling with food insecurity will be able to ac … (read more)

Rotarians donate to food shelf

VERGENNES — During the COVID-19 pandemic, a small group of Rotarians in Vergennes stepped up to generate a $700 donation to the Vergennes Area Food Shelf. This small Rotary Club does much for the community and during this time of unemployment for so many … (read more)

Vergennes food shelf continues to distribute food, seeks donations

VERGENNES — The Vergennes Community Food shelf has announced that they will continue to provide services, but will be switching to “outside only” food distribution as a response to the spread of COVID-19.   Volunteers from four local churches — Vergennes … (read more)

Note of appreciation: Food shelf fuller thanks to Eddy Farm School

This past Saturday the Eddy Farm School for Horse and Rider took a break from the horses and instead took the time to organize and orchestrate their annual food drive. There were 19 volunteers total with Anita Nadeau at the helm.  This year’s goal was lit … (read more)