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.

Letter to the editor: Renew federal law to help feed world’s hungry

In Vermont, one in 11 people face hunger. The situation is even worse for children, with one in eight Vermont children facing hunger.

Film on hunger and homelessness to be shown Nov. 13

Addison County Community Trust and John Graham Housing and Services will co-sponsor a screening of the film “A Place at the Table,” Sunday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m., at the Marquis Theater as part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

The Giving Fridge offers food for the hungry

MIDDLEBURY — Bethanie Farrell has always felt a call to help others. It’s in her DNA, a ritual she learned as a young girl growing up in the Midwest. She’d accompany her mom while she made the rounds delivering meals to men who couldn’t find room in shelt … (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)

Food insecurity hits college students, too

MIDDLEBURY — Hunger often conjures images of a family huddled together over bowls of meager soup, while cobwebs grow over an empty larder. But hunger has many faces — including those of college students, some of whom aren’t able to consume enough food as … (read more)