Hunger grows in Vermont

The images are becoming a symbol of our time: 800 cars in line at a food shelf in Pittsburgh. New York City residents lined up for blocks to receive free food. In Vermont, food shelves are experiencing a spike in demand. Now a new study from UVM reveals that there has been a 33% increase in food insecurity in Vermont since the COVID-19 outbreak began. We discuss the rise in hunger in Vermont and what is being done to address it. (April 22, 2020 broadcast)

Meredith Niles, assistant professor, Nutrition and Food Sciences Department, University of Vermont

Rob Meehan, director, Feeding Chittenden

Anore Horton, executive director, Hunger Free Vermont


The New Face of Hunger in Vermont, 4-16-14


John Sayles, CEO of the Vermont Foodbank, Rob Meehan, director of the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, and Charles Knoll, a client of the food shelf, discuss the perfect storm of rising hunger and declining donations nationally and locally, and the need for a … Continue reading