† †Contact: call Linda Nunn or Roberta Dana (584-3276)
† Customers need to call ahead and set up a pickup time.
Here are some of the types of non-perishable food items we are looking for:
Canned soup†††† Spaghetti sauce††††† flour, sugar, salt, cooking oil
Fruit juices††††††† Canned vegetable†† coffee, tea, hot chocolate
cereal†††††††††††††† instant potatoes††††† ketchup, mustard, mayo
cookies††† †††††††† crackers†††††††††††††††† pancake and syrup
chili†††††††††††††††††† stuffing†††††††††††††††††† peanut butter and jam
We also need non-food items, such as laundry, dish soap, personal hygiene items, diapers, toilet paper and school supplies.
According to the Center on Hunger and Poverty 10.1 percent
The Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) "Report on 2001 Survey of Emergency Food Shelves and Community Kitchens" states that:
"Food shelves estimate that 39 percent of their customers are households with adults who are working or on temporary layoff."
Elderly households account for two-thirds of the recent growth in the food shelves caseload, and now represent 24 percent of the Vermonters being helped by local food shelves.† The number of elderly households using food shelves increased by 19 percent since the 2000 survey was done."
than half (51 percent) of the food shelf customers are families with minor
children.† An average of 8,736
The U.S. Department of Agriculture maintains that one in nine Americans isnít sure where his or her next meal will come from.