†† Contact: call Linda Nunn (584-3276)
† Customers need to call ahead and set up a pickup time.
† Note: serves
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 of Vermont households are food insecure.*
Thatís 67,000 people.† 18 percent of, or
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."
"More than half (51 percent) of the food shelf customers are
families with minor children.† An average
The U.S. Department of Agriculture maintains that one in nine Americans isnít sure where his or her next meal will come from.