Meet Kate. Kate represents the thousands of Vermont children who struggle with hunger.
The Vermont Foodbank provides 8 million pounds of food to as many as 86,000 Vermonters, 34% of whom are children under the age of 18.
According to USDA, 1 in 5 Vermont children are hungry.
A donation of $1 can provide 3 meals to Vermont children in need.
27,000 Vermont children are food insecure-unable to consistently access adequate amounts of nutritious food that is necessary for a healthy life.
13% of Vermont’s households are struggling with hunger or “food insecurity”.
Last year the Vermont Foodbank distributed more than 8 million pounds of food.
For every $10 donation the Vermont Foodbank can acquire & distribute 20 pounds of food, the equivalent of nearly 30 meals.
Nearly 90,000 Vermonters are at risk of hunger.
8,200 Vermonters access a food shelf in VT this week.