Vermont Foodbank – Gather, Share, Nurture
The Vermont Foodbank‘s mission is to “gather and share quality food and nurture partnerships that will end hunger in Vermont.” They do this by serving 66,000 Vermonters annually; approximately 10% of the state’s population.
Since it’s inception in 1986, the Foodbank has grown to supply 270 sites with food, including food shelves, community kitchens and schools. They run and support 11 different programs which provide food for school children, nutritional and hunger awareness classes, food “rescues” from restaurants and supermarkets (food that otherwise would be thrown in the garbage), and a farm-produce gleaning program.
With the need for assistance growing every year, now is the time to help support the Foodbank and all of the Vermonters it serves by volunteering, donating or acting as an advocate. Check out their events page for opportunities to help, including the annual National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive happening May 9th (mail persons will pick up non-perishable food items with your mail).