With tag: hunger
Going Hungry In Vermont
By Jane Lindholm
Have food stamps or food shelves helped your family get by in tough times? Today we'll hear YOUR stories about the challenges of going hungry in Vermont. Do you make choices between paying for heating or for food? Tell your story, below.
In Summer Months, Demand At Food Shelves Persists
By Nina Keck
While many Vermonters are
celebrating the long Memorial Day Weekend with barbeques and parties,
also many who worry about where their next meal will come from. Its'
estimated that 14 percent of all Vermont households are food insecure -
and that doesn't let
up during the summer.
Summer Food Programs On Rise
By Susan Keese
In Vermont, 29,000 children
meet the income guidelines for subsidized breakfast and lunch during the school
year. For some, the meals are the only reliable source of daily
nutrition. But the state's summer meal programs
reach only about 5,000 kids - a small fraction of those who qualify.
Hunger Worsens In Vermont
By Steve Zind
A new USDA report shows the highest hunger levels in the U.S. since 1995. In Vermont, 12% of households struggle with hunger. We look into why the issue of hunger continues to worsen. Also, Vermont's state forests celebrate 100 years!