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Going Hungry In Vermont
Monday, 11/19/12
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.
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VPR News
In Summer Months, Demand At Food Shelves Persists
Friday, 05/25/12
By Nina Keck
While many Vermonters are celebrating the long Memorial Day Weekend with barbeques and parties, there are 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.
VPR News
FoodBank Sees Big Jump In Need
Tuesday, 11/22/11
By Patti Daniels
The same three words underlie many problems facing the state now: Tropical Storm Irene. In September, the Vermont FoodBank distributed one million pounds of food across the state, up from 600,000 pounds last September.
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VPR News
Shumlin Plan Would Use Federal Aid To Buy Local Food
Thursday, 07/14/11
By Bob Kinzel
The Shumlin Administration thinks it has a plan to reduce childhood hunger in the state. The Administration is seeking a waiver from the federal government to give food agencies more flexibility to buy locally grown products for their programs.
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VPR News
Vermont's Hunger Rate Inches Up
Tuesday, 11/16/10
By Patti Daniels
Vermont's hunger rate continues to creep upward, but the increase isn't as dramatic as it has been in recent years.
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Vermont Edition
Hunger Rate Grows In Vermont
Tuesday, 11/16/10
By Jane Lindholm
New data from the USDA show the rate of "food insecurity" in Vermont has grown four percent over the last five years. We talk with the director of the Vermont FoodBank about the economics of hunger.
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VPR News
Summer Food Programs On Rise
Monday, 08/16/10
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.
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VPR News
VT Edition: Hunger In Vermont
Monday, 11/23/09
VPR's Steve Zind talks with the CEO of the Vermont Foodbank and the Executive Director of the Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger about hunger in Vermont.
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Vermont Edition
Hunger Worsens In Vermont
Monday, 11/23/09
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!
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